The Winnipeg Police Service says that one person is dead after a serious collision on Wednesday afternoon. 

The two-vehicle head-on collision occurred around 1:40 p.m. on Dalhousie Drive between Pembina Highway and Rochester/Bayler Avenue.

Police said yesterday that three children had been transported to hospital, one in critical condition.

Const. Jay Murray of the WPS says that a five-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries. 

Murray says that police believe the injured children were in a vehicle which was travelling westbound on Dalhousie when it collided with an eastbound vehicle. Police believe the children's mother was driving.

Murray also says that it appears while there were three children in the car there were two car seats, and police are still working to determine which child was not secured in a seat.

Both vehicles suffered extensive damage, and while Dalhousie is a slower-speed thoroughfare Murray says that with the damage both vehicles sustained "you would think maybe speed was a factor in this case."

The children's mother was not injured physically, Murray says, and it's not clear if the driver of the other vehicle was injured or not.

Emergency personnel arrived on scene quickly as witnesses flagged down police nearby on Pembina Highway as well as firefighters at a station near the scene. 

Reminder to secure children

Murray reminds the public that provincial law says that children must be secured in an appropriate car seat until the age of nine, 145 centimetres in height, or 36 kilograms in weight.

He also clarified that it's still not clear which child was not restrained in a seat.

"It's an incredibly troubling event I think for anyone that was involved. You think of the mother who was involved in this collision, anyone who may have come upon this scene, the first responders who had to see a child that was critically injured. All around it's a very troubling incident," Murray says.

No charges have been laid, though they may come later. The investigation is still ongoing and police are asking anyone who may have information to contact them.