Multiple serious collisions in Manitoba

September 2, 2018 4:26 pm

Since Friday, August 31, the Manitoba RCMP has responded to two fatal collisions where alcohol is believed to be a factor as well as a collision causing serious injury. With some of the busiest days on our roads quickly approaching due to the end of the long weekend, RCMP ask all Manitobans to drive sober, to wear their seatbelts, pay attention to their surroundings and to slow down. We want everyone to enjoy their long weekend and to get to their destination safely.

Cranberry Portage RCMP respond to fatal single-vehicle collision

On Friday, August 31, at approximately 8:25 am, the Cranberry Portage RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Sturgeon Landing Road, 15 km west of Provincial Highway 10.

The initial investigation has determined that a pick-up truck, with three adult female occupants, was driving west on Sturgeon Landing Road when it entered the south ditch and struck a large tree. One passenger, a 31-year-old female, was pronounced deceased on scene and another passenger, a 53-year-old female, sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital. The 49-year-old female driver was not injured.

Charges of Impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death and Impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm are pending against the 49-year-old female driver.

The driver and passengers were from Sturgeon Landing, Saskatchewan.

The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have information about this collision are asked to contact the Cranberry Portage RCMP at 204-472-4044.

Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to serious multi-vehicle collision on Highway 1

On Saturday, September 1, at approximately 11:50 am, Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to a report of a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 1, between Road 29W and 30W - approx. 3.5 km east of Portage la Prairie.

The initial investigation has determined that a car and an SUV pulling a trailer, were travelling together and heading eastbound when both vehicles pulled onto the shoulder. Three occupants exited the two vehicles to fix a strap that was on the trailer.

A shot time later, a third vehicle, also heading eastbound, veered onto the shoulder and struck the parked vehicles. The impact caused the parked car to go into the ditch, striking an adult female. She was transported to hospital with serious injuries where she remains in stable condition. The two other adult occupants who had stopped to fix the strap were also struck. They were treated by EMS personnel on scene and released.

The investigation is ongoing.

Steinbach RCMP respond to fatal off-road vehicle rollover

On Saturday, September 1, at approximately 11:30 pm, Steinbach RCMP responded to a report of an off-road vehicle rollover.

The initial investigation has determined that a 36-year-old male from the RM of Tache, was with an 8-year-old male, also from the RM of Tache, in a side-by-side off-road vehicle when it rolled - landing atop the adult male. He was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. It does not appear that the adult male was wearing a helmet or seatbelt.

The 8-year-old male was not injured. He was not wearing a helmet, and police believe he was not wearing his seatbelt.

It is believed that alcohol was a factor in this rollover.

The investigation is continuing.