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Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to fatal collision on Highway 1; semi-truck versus grain truck


RM of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – At 12:00 pm April 9th, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 at Angle Road, in the RM of Portage la Prairie.

The investigation has determined that an eastbound semi-trailer, being driven by a 21-year-old male from the RM of West St Paul, collided with a southbound grain truck, being driven by a 77-year-old male from Haywood, as the grain truck attempted to cross Highway 1.

Highway 1 Collision
Highway 1 Collision

The 77-year-old driver was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The 21-year-old driver was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

An RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist and the RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team are assisting with the ongoing investigation.

Portage la Prairie RCMP

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