Crash on icy road leaves Winnipeg man dead

Crash on icy road leaves Winnipeg man dead

Tragedy struck on a Manitoba highway on Monday morning when a Winnipeg man lost his life in a collision caused by icy road conditions. The incident occurred on Highway 3, just north of Highway 14 in the RM of Stanley. The RCMP received a report of a semi-trailer hitting a ditch around 9:30 a.m. that day, prompting an investigation into the accident.


Upon investigation, it was determined that the driver of the semi-trailer, a 47-year-old Winnipeg man, was heading southbound when he lost control of his vehicle on the ice and veered into the ditch. He then exited the semi-trailer and stood on the passenger side of the vehicle. Unfortunately, at this point, another driver also lost control of their vehicle, a deck truck, and hit the ditch, striking the man standing outside his semi-trailer.

The Winnipeg man was immediately transported to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries, while the driver of the deck truck was unharmed in the collision. An investigation into the accident is ongoing, with the RCMP and a forensic collision reconstructionist working to piece together the events that led to this tragic loss of life.

This incident serves as a sobering reminder of the dangers posed by icy roads, particularly during the winter months. It is crucial for drivers to exercise caution and adjust their driving habits to suit the conditions. Even experienced drivers can find themselves in precarious situations on icy roads, and a momentary lapse in judgement can lead to devastating consequences.

As the investigation into this accident continues, it is our hope that it will lead to a better understanding of how we can prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the Winnipeg man who lost his life, and we urge all drivers to remain vigilant and take every precaution necessary to stay safe on the roads.

Source: CTV News

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