2 teens killed in crash involving fire commissioner's truck
Car with teens was rear-ended by Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner pickup truck
Two teenage boys are dead after a crash between a car and a Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner pickup truck on the Trans-Canada Highway on Saturday afternoon.
Police said an eastbound pickup truck rear-ended a car just west of MacGregor, Man. at about 4 p.m.
A 17-year-old boy, from Austin, Man. who was a passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 14-year-old boy who was also a passenger was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He later died.
Their names have not been released.
Two adult men who were also in the car were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The 45-year-old man from Elie, Man. driving the pickup truck was not injured.
The Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner released a statement Sunday confirming the driver of the pickup was an on-duty employee at the time of the crash. It also said the vehicle was not responding to an emergency.
"This is a tragedy and we send our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of those involved," the statement said.
"The RCMP are investigating and it would not be appropriate to make any further comment on the incident at this time," it continued.
Police said alcohol is not considered to be a factor in the incident. Charges are being contemplated, police said.