September began with tragedy on Manitoba highways this week with three separate fatal collisions occurring within a matter of hours.
The Manitoba RCMP says the first collision occurred on September 1, 2022, at approximately 2:50 p.m. near Dauphin, Man. Dauphin RCMP responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Road 109 W, located one kilometre north of Highway 5.
A pickup truck was travelling northbound on Road 109 W when it lost control, entered the ditch and rolled.
The 69-year-old male driver, from the RM of Dauphin, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was ejected and pronounced deceased on scene.
Later that evening, at approximately 9:50 p.m., Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover on Highway 1, located 1 kilometre east of the Assiniboine River bridge.
Officers believe a pickup truck was travelling eastbound on Highway 1 when it entered the ditch and rolled. The 32-year-old male driver, from Winnipeg, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was ejected and pronounced deceased on scene.
A short time later, at approximately 11:15 pm, officers from Steinbach RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 52 and Road 32 E (Bristol Road), located 2 kilometres west of Steinbach.
The investigation has determined that a southbound vehicle entered the intersection and was struck by a westbound vehicle.
The driver of the southbound vehicle, a 37-year-old female from Mitchell, was pronounced deceased on scene. A passenger in the westbound vehicle was transported to hospital via STARS Air Ambulance with serious injuries.
RCMP along with our Forensic Collision Reconstructionists continue to investigate.