19-Year-Old Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

19-Year-Old Dies on Manitoba Hwy

WINNIPEG, MB - A 19-year-old Manitoba man died in a fatal single vehicle accident early this morning.

The accident was at 12:20 a.m. on Highway 32, half a kilometre west of Road 21 West in the RM of Stanley, Manitoba. When RCMP arrived, a pickup truck was on fire in the south ditch.

Police have confirmed that a 19-year-old man from Rosengart had been thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead on the scene. An 18-year-old man from Winkler was also ejected from the vehicle. He sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.

RCMP said in a news release that alcohol is considered to be a factor in the collision. Neither of the men was wearing a seatbelt.

Kevin Klein, Manitoba Post

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