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Fatal crash claims three from Carberry

posted Aug 19, 2017, 6:45 PM by Kathy Carr

On August 19, 2017, at approximately 1:15 pm, Portage la Prairie RCMP received report of a serious two-vehicle collision at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 16.

A minivan travelling eastbound on the Trans-Canada Highway attempted to make a left turn to head north on Highway 16 when it collided with a westbound semi.

There were five occupants in the van. A 35-year-old male passenger and a 13-year-old male passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene. A four-year-old male passenger was transported to hospital and has since died. The 36-year-old female driver and a nine-year-old male passenger are critical but stable in hospital. All the occupants are from Carberry.

The 62-year-old male semi driver from Ontario sustained minor injuries.

All involved were wearing seatbelts and alcohol is not considered to be a factor in the collision.