Two Separate Collisions Claim Two Lives Saturday

Two Lives Lost on Manitoba Roads

MANITOBA - RCMP in Manitoba responded to two separate fatal motor vehicle collisions, both on Saturday.

Police say just before 4:00 AM they learned of a vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred on Hwy 11, in the Sagkeeng First Nation community.

Mounties determined that a vehicle, being driven by a 48-year-old man from Rosenort, was heading westbound when it struck a 25-year-old woman, from Sagkeeng, as she was lying on the Highway. The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene and called police. The 25-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

RCMP have since determined that the woman was struck earlier by another vehicle and Powerview RCMP are asking anyone with information about this other vehicle to contact the them at 204-367-8728.

The second fatal collision was shortly before noon Saturday. There was two-vehicle collision that occurred on Provincial Road 362, approximately two kilometres north of Dauphin.

Mounties determined that a pickup truck, being driven by a 39-year-man from Dauphin, was travelling westbound on Municipal Road 147N, when it struck a northbound pickup truck carrying two occupants, a 55-year-old male driver and a 50-year-old female passenger, both from Dauphin. They were taken to hospital, the passenger with life-threatening injuries and the driver, with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the westbound pickup truck, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later pronounced dead.

RCMP say alcohol is not considered a factor.

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