Winnipeg man, 70, killed in head-on crash on Trans-Canada Highway
Driver of 2nd vehicle was taken to hospital with serious injuries after Friday morning collision: RCMP
A 70-year-old Winnipeg man is dead and a 30-year-old badly injured after a head-on crash on the Trans-Canada Highway Friday morning, police say.
St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP responded to a call just before 5:30 a.m. reporting a car travelling in the wrong direction on the Trans-Canada Highway, southeast of Winnipeg.
Just after 5:30 a.m., they received a report about a two-vehicle crash in the rural municipality of Taché, about eight kilometres east of Deacon's Corner.
An RCMP spokesperson said the 70-year-old was travelling eastbound in a westbound lane on the highway when his vehicle hit a westbound car head-on.
The driver of the westbound vehicle, a 30-year-old man from La Broquerie, is in hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, RCMP said.
The westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada were closed for several hours while officers investigated but have now reopened.
- An earlier version of this story said, based on information from RCMP, that the driver of the westbound car was a 44-year-old man from Mitchell. In fact, RCMP later issued a correction saying the driver was a 30-year-old man from La Broquerie.Jul 16, 2021 2:39 PM CT