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Woman Killed, Several Injured in High-Speed Winnipeg Crash

September 26, 2020 7:47 PM | News

Winnipeg Police Logo CrestWINNIPEG — A woman was killed and several other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon.

Police were attempting to make a traffic stop in the area of Salter Street and Boyd Avenue at around 1:30 p.m. when the vehicle took off.

Police say the vehicle sped away and soon collided with a second vehicle at the intersection of Andrews Street and Boyd Avenue two blocks away.

Four people from the struck vehicle, including an infant and a child, and two from the fleeing vehicle were transported to hospital, most in critical or serious condition. A woman from the struck vehicle has succumbed to her injuries.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is investigating.

UPDATE: Monday, September 28 — Police charged the driver of the vehicle, Armand Joseph Jr. Chartrand, 43, on September 27.

He has been charged with numerous offences, including dangerous operation of a conveyance causing death and driving suspended without insurance. Chartrand remains in custody.