Manitoba

Man, 20, killed in highway crash east of Souris

A 20-year-old Treherne man is dead after a crash on Highway 2 Monday morning.

RCMP say poor visibility a factor in head-on collision

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A 20-year-old Treherne man is dead after a crash on Highway 2 Monday morning. 

The man was headed west about 4.5 kilometres east of Souris at 8:15 a.m. when he pulled into the eastbound lane, attempting to pass a semi-trailer. 

His car collided head-on with an eastbound pickup truck. 

The Treherne man, the lone occupant of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. RCMP say he was wearing a seatbelt. 

The driver and lone occupant of the pickup truck, a 57-year-old man from Souris, was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

RCMP say visibility was poor at the time of the collision. 

A collision reconstructionist is assisting with the investigation. It's not clear whether alcohol was a factor. 

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