Man dies after motorcycle crashes with camper
Pickup truck and camper burned after hitting ditch and flipping
A 59-year-old man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a camper trailer on a Manitoba highway Sunday.
The camper and truck towing it then crashed into the ditch, flipped and began to burn, RCMP said.
It happened just after 5:30 p.m. on Highway 16, south of Binscarth.
The man's northbound motorcycle crossed the highway dividing line into oncoming traffic, according to RCMP.
The southbound pickup truck swerved to avoid the motorcycle and went into the ditch, but the motorcycle slammed into the side of the camper pulled by the pickup.
The 59-year-old man, from the Inglis area, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will not be released to the public, RCMP said, noting he was wearing a helmet at the time.
A 58-year-old man driving the truck and his 53-year-old female passenger, both from Edmonton, managed to escape the truck before it and the trailer were destroyed by the flames.
They were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
No further information is available at this time.
Police continue to investigate.
Binscarth is located about 170 kilometres northwest of Brandon, near the Saskatchewan border.