Watchdog to investigate fatal Winnipeg crash that sent two kids to hospital

Winnipeg police say a woman has died and five others — including a baby and a child — were sent to hospital after a crash on Saturday afternoon.

They say the collision happened after officers tried to pull a vehicle over, but it sped away.

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Police say that "within seconds" the fleeing vehicle hit a second vehicle at an intersection.

Four people from the struck vehicle — including the woman who died, the infant and the child — were sent to hospital.

They say two people in the fleeing vehicle were also sent to hospital.

Police say the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba will take over the investigation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 26, 2020.

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