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Carman man dies after motorcycle accident

The Valley Leader

A 31-year-old Carman man has died due to injuries sustained when his motorcycle was hit by a truck.

Carman RCMP responded to a collision between a pickup truck and a motorcycle on Carman’s Main Street North at around 9:00 p.m. on May 5.

Investigators have determined that the motorcycle was traveling north when it was struck by the southbound pickup truck.

The pickup truck, which was driven by a 56-year-old man from Treherne, was turning into the gas station when it hit the motorcycle. Officers believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.

The motorcycle operator, a 31-year-old man from Carman, was transported to hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.

He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

The driver of the pickup truck is facing multiple charges, including Impaired Driving Causing Death. He remains in police custody at this time.

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

This is the second fatality in the Carman area related to impaired driving in less than 24 hours. The other death occurred as a result of a single vehicle rollover in the very early morning of May 5.

“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. “This past week alone, six lives were lost and countless more affected by drivers suspected of being impaired. If you are impaired by drugs or alcohol, don’t drive, it is that simple. We all have a role to play to ensure our roads are safe for all Manitobans.”

The RCMP also want to remind motorists that they can call 911 or their local emergency number to report a suspected impaired driver.