Winnipeg, Manitoba – Manitoba RCMP officers responded to three separate vehicle fatalities over a 24-hour period this weekend.
At approximately 4:05 am, on August 16, 2020, Steinbach RCMP received a report of a vehicle-pedestrian collision in the westbound lane of Highway 1, west of Richer between Road 41E and 42E, in the RM of Ste. Anne. The investigation has determined that a semi, travelling westbound, struck a 46-year-old male, from Steinbach, who was walking on Highway 1. The 46-year-old male was pronounced deceased on scene.
Later that afternoon, at approximately 4:30 pm, Falcon Lake RCMP responded to a report of a multiple-vehicle collision on Highway 1, two kilometers west of the Falcon Lake exit, in Whiteshell Provincial Park. Officers believe a vehicle, being driven by a 20-year-old male from Prince George, BC, was travelling eastbound on Highway 1 when his vehicle veered into the oncoming lane of traffic after negotiating a curve. The vehicle then struck a pickup truck before colliding with a westbound semi. The 20-year-old male was pronounced deceased on scene. No other injuries were reported.
At 1:00 am this morning, Ste. Rose RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover on the Crane River First Nation. Officers believe a vehicle, being driven by a 36-year-old male from Brandon, failed to negotiate a turn, left the roadway and rolled. The 36-year-old was pronounced deceased on scene.
Manitoba RCMP, along with Forensic Collision Reconstructionists, continue to investigate all three of the fatal collisions.
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