A second fatality has happened in the town of Carmen, about 85 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg.
It happened just after 9:00 pm between a motorcycle and a pickup truck.
According to RCMP, the driver of the pickup was turning into a gas station on Main Street when it struck the motorcycle. The motorcycle, driven by a 31-year-old male from Carmen was travelling northbound when he was hit. He was not wearing a helmet. Emergency medical crews took him to hospital but he later died of his injuries.
This past week alone, six lives were lost and countless more affected by drivers suspected of being impaired.
The driver of the pickup, a 56-year-old male from Treherne was not injured but he is facing a number of charges including Impaired Driving Causing Death. He was remanded into custody.
“We continue to see people making extremely bad choices by getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol”, said Sgt. Paul Manaigre of the Manitoba RCMP. “If you are impaired by drugs or alcohol, don’t drive, it is that simple.”
RCMP continue to investigate the collision and remind everyone that if they see a suspected impaired driver to call 911.
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