Just after 10:00 am on Friday, August 10, 2018, RCMP responded to a collision two kilometres east of Mitchell, Manitoba on Highway 52.
Police say a gravel truck was travelling west when it signalled that it was turning south. The driver of the truck slowed to allow eastbound traffic to clear before he proceeded. A van came to a stop behind the truck. At his point, a 22-year-old from Mitchell, driving a pickup truck, slammed into the rear of the van. The impact of the collision pushed the van into the rea of the gravel truck and pushed the gravel truck into oncoming traffic. The gravel truck collided head-on with an eastbound vehicle.
The 28-year-old male driver and his 23-year old female passenger in the vehicle that collided with the gravel truck were seriously injured and taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The driver died soon afterwards due to his injuries. The female remains in hospital.
The 19-year-old driver of the van was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He has been released.
The driver of the pickup and the driver of the gravel truck were not injured.
Police say that they do not believe that alcohol played a factor in the collision.
The investigation continues
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