A 30-year-old Dauphin woman was killed Wednesday after the vehicle she was driving was hit by an oncoming minivan that had just struck a deer.
The crash happened at around 9:15 p.m. on Highway 68, located 10 kilometres east of Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba.
RCMP say two Winnipeg men in an eastbound minivan had collided with a deer, causing their vehicle to swerve into the westbound lane. The damaged minivan then collided head-on with a westbound vehicle with three people from Dauphin inside. The driver of the westbound vehicle was pronounced deceased on scene, while her 44-year-old male passenger was transported to hospital with serious injuries. A one-year-old child, who was also a passenger, wasn’t injured.
The two men in the eastbound minivan suffered minor injuries.
Speed and alcohol aren’t believed to be factors in the collision.
RCMP continue to investigate.