WINNIPEG - The RCMP say three have died and two are recovering from significant injuries following a collision along a northern Manitoba highway.
Mounties at the Thompson detachment say they responded to a report of a rollover on Provincial Road 280, between Thompson and Tataskweyak Cree Nation, the community where all the vehicle’s occupants were from.
Officers located a 40-year-old man who had died after he was ejected from the vehicle. Four others were still inside the vehicle: The 30-year-old man who had been driving had sustained serious injuries and died while receiving medical care. A 21-year-old woman in the front passenger seat had significant injuries, a 44-year-old woman in a back seat had died, and a 42-year-old man in a back seat had minor injuries.
Police say the 42-year-old man was treated and released, and the 21-year-old was taken to a Winnipeg hospital where her condition has since been upgraded to stable. A forensic collision reconstructionist is helping with the investigation.
Tataskweyak is situated on the north shore of Split Lake, two hours northeast of Thompson, and has a population of just over 2,000.