Fatal snowmobile collision at Portage
November 22, 2021, 3:45 pm
On Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 1:10 pm, Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to a report of an unknown manlying in the field behind their property, located on Saskatchewan Avenue East, in Portage la Prairie.
Officers attended to the scene and have determined that a snowmobile, being operated by a 57-year-old man from Portage la Prairie, had been traveling northbound through a field when it drove into a row of trees.
The man struck numerous large branches and fell off the machine a short distance away. EMS attended the scene and pronounced the man deceased.
The man was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the collision.
Portage la Prairie RCMP continue to investigate.