Snowmobiler, 25, dies in collision with pedestrian in Pimicikamak Cree Nation
Riders of snowmobile were not wearing helmets, alcohol believed to be a factor, says RCMP
Cross Lake RCMP continue to investigate after a collision in Pimicikamak Cree Nation.
At approximately 5:20 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a crash involving a snowmobile with two riders and a pedestrian, all from Pimicikamak Cree Nation.
The initial investigation has determined the incident occurred on the main road in the area of New Alberts Lake in Pimicikamak Cree Nation — also known as Cross Lake and located about 530 kilometres north of Winnipeg.
The snowmobile driver, a 25-year-old male, was taken to the nursing station but died of his injuries.
The pedestrian, a 22-year-old male, was taken to the nursing station with serious injuries and later transported to a Winnipeg hospital. The 21-year-old snowmobile passenger suffered minor injuries.
The driver and passenger of the snowmobile were not wearing helmets at the time of the collision.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision,
Cross Lake RCMP continue to investigate along with the criminal collision investigation team and a forensic collision reconstructionist.