Fatal Collision In Whiteshell Provincial Park

Fatal Collision In Whiteshell

FALCON BEACH - Two people are dead following a fatal collision that took place on Highway 1 near Barren Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park.

The initial investigation has determined that an eastbound vehicle stopped abruptly and a semi-truck also travelling eastbound crossed into the westbound lane in an attempt to avoid colliding with the eastbound vehicle. The eastbound semi collided with a pick-up truck travelling westbound, causing both vehicles to veer off the highway.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 54-year-old male, and a passenger, a 17-year-old male, both from Dryden, Ontario, were pronounced deceased on scene.

The semi-truck driver, a 22-year-old male from Mississauga, Ontario, and a passenger, a 28-year-old male from Brampton, Ontario, sustained minor injuries.

Falcon Lake RCMP along with a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist continue to investigate.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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