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.
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.