Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to fatal two-vehicle collision; “13-year-old was later pronounced deceased on scene”

RM of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – At approximately 2:30 pm, on July 6, 2020, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1, at the junction of Highway 26, in the RM of Portage la Prairie.

The investigation has determined that an eastbound vehicle, containing a 36-year-old female driver along with two female passengers, a 13-year-old and 10-year-old, all from Winnipeg, was turning north onto Highway 26 when it entered the intersection and was struck by a westbound vehicle, being driven by a 44-year-old male from Winnipeg.

Highway 1 - Collision
Highway 1 – Collision

The 13-year-old was later pronounced deceased on scene. The 36-year-old and 10-year-old were both taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 44-year-old male driver was treated and released on scene.

Seatbelts were in use at the time of the collision and alcohol is not a factor.

Portage la Prairie RCMP, along with a Traffic Analyst, continue to investigate.

Portage la Prairie RCMP

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