Man struck, killed by semi on Manitoba highway
Posted: Aug 23, 2012 9:31 AM CT
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2012 10:30 AM CT
A 19-year-old man is dead after being struck by a semi-trailer on a highway southeast of Winnipeg.
It happened Thursday, just ater 1 a.m. on Highway 52, about 6 kilometres east of Steinbach.
According to RCMP, the 39-year-old driver of the semi, from Brandon, was westbound on the highway when he struck what he first believed to be wildlife.
He stopped a short distance later and realized he had struck a pedestrian.
Early indications are that the 19-year-old man might have been walking on the road, in the traffic lane.
The name of the man who died is not being released to the public, RCMP said.
Highway 52 was closed to traffic for about four hours after the incident.
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