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Highway 3 accident claims life

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One man is dead and three people are injured after a pair of motor vehicle accidents on Highway 3 today and yesterday.

Two separate head-on collisions occurred on Highway 3 within 16 hours of each other.

Carman RCMP were called to the first collision yesterday, June 20, at 2:50 pm on Highway 3 three kilometres north of Sperling.

Investigators believe a southbound pickup truck crossed over the centre line and collided head-on with a northbound service utility truck and both vehicles ended up in the ditch.

Police say the driver of the pickup, a 68-year-old male from Gimli, was transported to hospital with life threatening injuries but has since been upgraded to stable with serious injuries.

A 65-year-old female passenger in the pickup, also from Gimli, suffered minor injuries. The 49-year-old male driver of the service truck, from La Broquerie, also suffered minor injuries.

Alcohol was not a factor in this collision. Charges are being considered under the Highway Traffic Act.

Officers from the Carman Detachment along with a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist continue to investigate.

The second crash occurred today, five kilometres north of Sanford on Highway 3.

Headingley RCMP responded to the incident at approximately 6:40 am.

 

Investigators believe a northbound car driven by a 28-year-old male from Winnipeg veered into the southbound lane and collided head-on with a semi-trailer.

The 28-year-old was pronounced deceased at the scene. It is not known if he was wearing a seatbelt or if alcohol was a factor.

The driver of the semi-trailer, a 46-year-old male from Winnipeg, was not injured.

Officers from the Headingley Detachment along with a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist continue to investigate.