A man in his 20s is dead after he was struck by a vehicle while while walking along the highway in Manitoba's Parkland region.
The Manitoba RCMP says that members from the Dauphin detachment were called just after 10 p.m. on Aug. 31 for a report of a vehicle-pedestrian collision on Highway 5, near Road 115 W, located seven kilometres west of Dauphin.
Mounties say in a release that their initial investigation has determined that an Indigenous male, believed to be in his mid to late 20s, was walking in the eastbound lane of Highway 5 when the collision occured. The driver of the vehicle, a 66-year-old man from Neepawa, immediately pulled over and called 911 and waited for police to arrive.
The male, who is currently unidentified, was pronounced deceased on scene. No other injuries were reported.
RCMP are asking anyone who may have seen an individual walking on Highway 5 prior to the collision to contact the Dauphin RCMP at 204-622-5050, call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
Dauphin RCMP along with a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist continue to investigate.