Teen's death in crash linked to drinking, RCMP say
Vehicle lost traction on gravel road and rolled
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 4:33 PM CT
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2012 4:45 PM CT
The death of a 17-year-old girl in a crash in rural Manitoba is being linked to drinking and driving, according to RCMP.
The teen, who is from Winnipeg, was in a vehicle that lost traction on a gravel road and rolled.
The crash happened early Saturday morning on Gauthier Road in the Rural Municipality of De Salaberry.
Police said the teen was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another woman in the vehicle, a 24-year-old from St. Pierre Jolys, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
A spokeswoman for the RCMP, Sgt. Line Karpish, said investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
"Our young drivers sometimes need to make better decisions," Karpish said. "It's tragic and there's no better way of describing it."
The Rural Municipality of De Salaberry is about 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg.
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