A one-year-old girl has died after being rushed to hospital following a highway crash north of Winnipeg Monday evening.
The girl was in a Dodge Neon car that collided with another car, a Mazda 3 GT, just before 7 p.m. on Highway 9 at St. Andrews Road.
RCMP said the driver of the Neon, a 30-year-old man from Selkirk and the girl’s father, were in stable condition in a Winnipeg hospital.
The driver of the Mazda, a 24-year-old woman from Selkirk, was in critical but stable condition in hospital.
“We have two vehicles that were very heavily damaged, but we don’t know exactly how it actually happened,” said RCMP Const. Paul Human.
Poor road conditions and speed are believed to be contributing factors in the crash, police said.
On Tuesday morning alone, there were four other crashes in the area where the fatal one occurred.
Kelly Raulino lives in St. Andrews and said the corner where the crash happened is known to be dangerous.
“[There’s] a lot of impatient drivers out there. I think that’s why we’ve seen so many accidents in the last few days with the weather conditions and roads,” said Raulino. “It takes one car to kind of skid and the other to panic, hit their breaks, and before you know it, there’s four cars involved.”
Now, RCMP are reminding drivers to be careful on roads.
“Yesterday was beautiful. -4 C, -5 C in Selkirk [then] bang, -20 C overnight,” said Human. “That changes road conditions greatly, so people have to pay attention.”
Police continue to investigate and request anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Selkirk RCMP at 204-482-3322.