Steinbach, Manitoba – On March 23, 2020, at 9:00 am, Steinbach RCMP received information from the Chief Medical Examiners Office in regards to a fatal off road vehicle collision that took place on March 21 in the RM of Reynolds. The Steinbach RCMP confirmed that they had not received such a report and initiated an investigation.
Officers believe that on March 21, 2020, at approximately 6:00 pm, a 53-year-old male and 46-year-old female passenger, both from Marchand, were operating a side by side on Trail 19 in the Marchand area when they suddenly swerved off the trail and came to a stop. Conditions on the trail at the time were reported to be rough due to the melting conditions.
The 53-year-old male suffered a serious life-threatening injury after being struck by a large branch. Other riders in their group stopped to assist and called 911.
STARS Air Ambulance attended the scene and transported the 53-year-old male to hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Steinbach RCMP, along with the Chief Medical Examiners Office, continue to investigate.
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