Traffic accidents kill 5 in Manitoba
Traffic accidents have claimed the lives of five Manitobans so far on the long Canada Day weekend.
On Sunday, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car at about 2:30 a.m. in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood, Stonewall RCMP say.
The initial investigation indicates the man was struck by a car driven by a man, 35. The deceased, who was not carrying any identification at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead at the scene; positive identification is pending, the Mounties said.
On Thursday at about 3 p.m., Minnedosa RCMP as well as local emergency services were dispatched to the scene after a pickup truck collided with a passenger vehicle approximately 15 kilometres north of the junction of Highway 16, the Mounties said in a news release.
The deceased have been identified as a 17-year-old male and an 18-year-old female, both from Brandon. Their names will not be released while the investigation continues, the Mounties said.
The lone occupant of the pickup, a woman, was transported to hospital with undetermined injuries.
In a separate collision later that same day, Selkirk RCMP as well as local emergency services were dispatched to the Rural Municipality of St. Clements.
At about 8 p.m., a car travelling eastbound on CIL Road collided with an SUV that was northbound on Highway 59, the Mounties reported.
The two occupants of the SUV were transported to hospital with undetermined injuries. The two occupants of the car, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The names of the deceased will not be released at this time, the Mounties said.