Icy road conditions are being blamed in part for a fatal two-vehicle collision on Friday afternoon near Gimli.
RCMP say an SUV being driven by a 43-year-old RM of Gimli woman was heading northbound on Highway 9 at around 1:30 p.m. when the vehicle in front of her began to slow down at the intersection of 17th Avenue, just north of Sandy Hook. The driver attempted to slow down as well, but due to icy conditions had to maneuver her vehicle to the left to avoid a rear-end collision. She entered the southbound lane and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 61-year-old RM of Gimli woman, was taken to hospital and later died.
The woman driving the first vehicle, along with her 39-year-old female passenger, weren’t injured in the crash.
RCMP say alcohol and drugs are not factors.
The crash remains under investigation.