Charges are pending against the driver of an SUV that pulled out to pass another vehicle on Highway 52 Sunday evening, just east of Steinbach.
The SUV was travelling westbound at around 6:30 p.m. when the driver attempted to pass another motorist, but collided head-on with a car travelling east.
The driver of the car, a 78-year-old man from La Broquerie, was taken to hospital in critical condition. The 81-year-old woman riding as a passenger, also from La Broquerie, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The 29-year-old Steinbach man driving the SUV was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
RCMP continue to investigate and ask anyone who witnessed the collision to contact the Steinbach detachment at (204) 326-1234.