WINNIPEG - Tuesday morning shortly after 9:00AM a man driving a gravel truck died after a collision with a CP Rail Train.
Police said the collision between the dump truck and CP Rail train occurred on Two Mile Road, approximately five kilometres northeast of Poplar Point, in the RM of St. Francois Xavier.
Mounties determined that a tandem gravel truck, being driven by a 55-year-old man from High Bluff, was travelling eastbound and approached the rail crossing when the truck was struck by a CP Rail train heading northeast.
The driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol is not a factor in the collision. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt.