19-Year-Old Dies in Highway Collision

Fatal Collision

MANITOBA - Powerview RCMP are investigation the death of a teenager following a head-on collision Saturday.

RCMP said they responded to a call around 5:40 pm, regarding a two-vehicle collision on Highway 11, approximately four km east of Highway 59.

At this point RCMP believe that a car travelling west on Highway 11, collided head-on with a truck travelling east.

The driver of the car, a 19-year-old man from Traverse Bay, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, a 16-year-old man from Traverse Bay, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police believe that both were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.

The driver of the truck, a 65-year-old man from St. Georges, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the collision. Poor visibility and icy conditions are believed to be contributing factors in the collision.

Powerview RCMP, along with a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist, continue to investigate.

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