Three highway accidents within 24-hours have claimed lives

Manitoba RCMP officers responded to three separate vehicle fatalities over a 24-hour period this weekend.

A pedestrian died when a vehicle hit him on Highway 1, west of Richer in the RM of St. Anne. It was on Saturday, August 16 when the Steinbach RCMP were called to the scene at four in the morning. The investigation determined that a semi, travelling westbound, struck the 46-year-old man from Steinbach who was walking on the westbound side of Hwy 1. He was pronounced deceased on scene.

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On Saturday afternoon, a multiple vehicle accident on Hwy 1 in Whiteshell Provincial park claimed the life of a young man.

It was approximately 4:30 p.m. when Falcon Lake RCMP responded to a report of a multiple-vehicle collision on Hwy 1, two kilometers west of the Falcon Lake exit.

Officers believe a vehicle, being driven by a 20-year-old male from Prince George, B.C., was travelling eastbound on Hwy 1 when his vehicle veered into the oncoming lane of traffic after negotiating a curve. The vehicle then struck a pickup truck before colliding with a westbound semi. The 20-year-old male was pronounced deceased on scene. No other injuries were reported.

At 1:00 a.m. Monday morning, Ste. Rose RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover on the Crane River First Nation. Officers believe a vehicle, being driven by a 36-year-old male from Brandon, failed to negotiate a turn, left the roadway and rolled. The 36-year-old was pronounced deceased on scene.

Manitoba RCMP, along with Forensic Collision Reconstructionists, continue to investigate all three of the fatal collisions.

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