Police are continuing to investigate a collision which claimed the life of a 22-year-old woman in western Manitoba earlier this week.

The Manitoba RCMP says that officers from the Russell detachment were called to a two-vehicle collision on Aug. 21, at 10:45 p.m. The collision occurred on Highway 45 at the intersection with Road 151 W, three kilometres east of Angusville.

Mounties say that the preliminary investigation has determined that a westbound vehicle, driven by a 24-year-old male from Long Plain First Nation, attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Road 151 W when it was struck by an eastbound pickup truck, being driven by a 54-year-old male from the RM of Mossey River.

The 24-year-old male driver, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, was taken to hospital. A 22-year-old female passenger, from Waywayseecappo First Nation, was pronounced deceased on scene.

The male driver and female passenger of the pickup truck suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to hospital.

Police say that they believe alcohol was a factor in the collision.

An RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist and the RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team are assisting with the ongoing investigation.

Angusville is approximately 280 km northwest of Winnipeg and 18 km east of Russell.