A 29-year-old man is dead after an SUV rolled and landed into a water-filled ditch near Clearwater Lake in Manitoba.

RCMP said the crash happened just before 9 a.m. on Monday.

The Pas RCMP arrived to find an SUV upside down in a water-filled ditch beside Highway 297, about 25 kilometres east of Clearwater Lake.

The passenger of the SUV, a 20-year-old man from Cormorant, Man., was able to escape, but the driver, a 29-year-old man from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, was pronounced dead at the scene.

RCMP believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, and a forensic collision reconstructionist is now assisting with the investigation.