An employee of Manitoba's fire commissioner's office has been charged in connection with a crash that killed two teenage boys on the Trans-Canada Highway in October.
Timothy Langevin has been charged with two counts of dangerous operation causing death and two counts of dangerous operation causing bodily harm, RCMP announced Tuesday.
According to police, Langevin was driving a fire commissioner's office pickup truck that rear-ended a car on the highway, about three kilometres west of MacGregor, Man., on Oct. 5.
Four people were inside the car that was struck, including Charles Friesen, 17, of Austin, Man., who was pronounced dead at the scene, and Daden Bruhm, 14, of Sidney, Man., who died in hospital.
Two adult men who were also in the car sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner has confirmed that the driver of the pickup truck was an on-duty employee at the time of the crash. The truck was not responding to an emergency, officials said.
Tim Langevin is listed as a contact person for the Youth Firestop program, an anti-arson education program targeting children, according to the website of the Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner.
Langevin appeared in provincial court in Portage la Prairie, Man., on Monday and is scheduled to be in court again on Jan. 24.
RCMP have said alcohol is not a contributing factor in the crash.