A 66-year-old man is dead after a  crash on Highway 8, just north of Winnipeg.

The crash happened just before 1 p.m. at Donald Road and Highway 8.

According to RCMP, a southbound vehicle on the highway collided with an eastbound vehicle on Donald, and a 66 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.

RCMP are diverting traffic around the area and are urging drivers to slow down and take another route if possible.

RCMP will not be releasing the man's name.

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