Two more fatal vehicle accidents in Western Manitoba

A 22-year-old man died on Monday afternoon in the Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester from injuries in an auto accident. This is the second death within about three days on Western Manitoba roads. On Friday, a 20-year-old died near Elphinstone.

At 3:10 pm, on Aug. 24, 2020, Killarney RCMP responded to a report of an injured male lying next to his vehicle off of Road 125 West, south of the intersection with Highway 3, located 16 kilometres west of Highway 10. 

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Officers believe that a pickup truck, being driven by the young man collided into the rear trailer of a large gravel truck without the driver of this vehicle being made aware. The gravel truck had continued driving on while the 22-year-old’s vehicle came to a stop in a field adjacent to the road.

He was transported to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Killarney RCMP, along with a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist, continue to investigate.

Last Friday morning, a young woman from Keeseekoowenin First Nation, near Elphinstone, died in a single vehicle roll-over.

At approximately 10:15 am, on Aug. 21, Yellowhead RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle collision.

The investigation has determined the 20-year-old female driver lost control of the vehicle on a curve, hit the ditch and rolled.

The woman was not wearing her seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

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