Manitoba

Man killed after pickup hits stopped semi at Perimeter Highway railway crossing

A 51-year-old Winnipeg man died after his pickup truck crashed into a semi-trailer which had stopped for a train crossing on the south Perimeter Highway on Friday.

Driver and passenger in semi trailer not hurt, Manitoba RCMP say

A railway crossing light is shown in a file photo. Investigators believe a pickup crashed into the back of a semi-trailer stopped at a train crossing on Winnipeg's south Perimeter Highway Friday night. (Colin Butler/CBC)

A 51-year-old Winnipeg man died after his pickup truck crashed into a semi-trailer which had stopped for a train crossing on the south Perimeter Highway on Friday, police say.

Officers were called to a report of a two-vehicle crash at about 7:45 p.m., RCMP said in a Saturday news release.

Investigators believe the pickup crashed into the back of the semi-trailer, which was stopped with other traffic.

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The 22-year-old man driving the semi and his 23-year-old male passenger, both from Winnipeg, were not injured.

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