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Manitoba MLA Danielle Adams Killed in Car Crash

December 9, 2021 7:17 PM | News

Danielle Adams - NDP

Danielle Adams (NDP / HANDOUT)

Manitoba NDP MLA Danielle Adams has died following a vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon.

The Manitoba NDP says Adams, MLA for Thompson, was killed in a car accident near Thompson.

The mother of two young boys was first elected in 2019 and served as the NDP critic for child care, housing, disability and poverty matters.

“Danielle’s passing is heartbreaking on so many levels — she was a young, caring mother who wore her heart on her sleeve,” said NDP leader Wab Kinew.

“She was a fierce advocate for her constituents in Thompson and always made northern Manitobans a priority. Our movement and our team will miss her deeply. I know I and my NDP colleagues will honor [sic] her life and legacy by continuing to fight hard for the things Danielle stood for.”

Manitoba RCMP tweeted just after 3 p.m. Thursday that they were responding to a serious collision on Highway 6, approximately 50 kilometres south of Ponton. According to police, Adams was driving a southbound SUV when it collided with a northbound semi-trailer truck, being operated by a 54-year-old man from the RM of Alexander. He wasn’t injured in the crash.

Road conditions were poor at the time of the collision, say police.

Adams, who was 38, is survived by her children and her husband, Bill.

Danielle Adams - NDP

Thompson NDP MLA Danielle Adams and family. (FACEBOOK)