Manitoba

Man dies after truck falls off washed-out Manitoba road

A 21-year-old man whose pickup truck plummeted off the embankment of a washed-out road has died.

A 21-year-old man whose pickup truck plummeted off the embankment of a washed-out road has died.

Emergency crews were called to Road 142 North in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin, near Keld, Man., at about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses told RCMP the pickup truck was going at a high rate of speed then went off the embankment into a creek bed.

Culverts at the location had been washed out and the drop off was approximately about 15 feet (4.5 metres).

The driver was transported to hospital in critical condition but has since died, RCMP said on Thursday.

Keld is about 200 kilometres north of Brandon near Riding Mountain National Park.

Truck driver dies

The crash is the second this week on a washed-out road.

A grain truck driver died after his vehicle drove into a washed-out section just south of Highway 5 near the Rural Municipality of Hillsburg on Saturday afternoon.

According to police the 46-year-old man was driving from the RM of Gilbert Plains southbound on Road 150 when his vehicle fell into the washed out area and dropped about four to six meters.

Police said initial reports indicate there were warning signs on the road approaching the area, but they had been moved or displaced.