Carman, Manitoba – On July 3, 2020, the driver of the semi truck, 56-year-old, James Randell of Shellbrook Saskatchewan, was charged with two counts of Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Causing Death, two counts of Criminal Negligence Causing Death, and three counts of Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Causing Bodily Harm. He was remanded into custody and appeared in court in Winnipeg, on July 6, 2020.
The 22-year-old female and the 14-year-old female remain in hospital with serious injuries. The 10-year-old female has been released from hospital. All three were travelling in a van with 4 other occupants, a 26-year-old female driver, two children under 3 years of age, and the 7-year-old female who was pronounced deceased at the scene.
RCMP continue to investigate.
On July 2, 2020, at approximately 11:50 am, Carman RCMP responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 2, approximately three kilometres east of Fannystelle.
The initial investigation has determined that a number of vehicles were stopped in the eastbound lane on Highway 2, at a marked construction zone, where work was being completed. The vehicles were waiting for direction to safely drive through the construction zone when an eastbound semi with trailer, failed to stop and drove into the lineup of stopped vehicles.
In total, eight vehicles were involved in the collision; two semis with trailers, five passenger vehicles and one motorcycle.
A 7-year-old female from Winnipeg, and a 61-year-old male from the RM of St. Andrews, were pronounced deceased at the scene. The 7-year-old was in one of the passenger vehicles and the 61-year-old male was driving a motorcycle.
Fifteen people were injured in the collision, with several being treated at the scene and released. Six people were taken to hospital:
two children under 16 years of age
two children under 3 years of age
One adult, and the two children under 3 years of age, have since been released.
A 22-year-old female, a 14-year-old female and a 10-year-old female remain in hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the semi truck, a 56-year-old male from Saskatchewan, was arrested at the scene. He is facing two counts of Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Causing Death, two counts of Criminal Negligence Causing Death, and three counts of Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Causing Bodily Harm. He is currently in custody.
Carman RCMP continue to investigate along with the Criminal Collision Investigation Team, a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist and a Provincial Motor Carrier Enforcement Officer.
BACKGROUND POLICE REPORT:
RCMP investigate fatal multi-vehicle collision, fifteen people injured, two deceased; “two semis with trailers, five passenger vehicles and one motorcycle”
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