August 7, 2014 7:35 am

Charges laid in Manitoba music festival fatality

A 44-year-old man faces serious charges after three pedestrians were hit by a vehicle near a music festival in southern Manitoba.

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MINNEDOSA, Man. – A 39-year-old man faces serious charges after one pedestrian was killed and two others injured outside a music festival in southwestern Manitoba.

Christopher Palaschuk was charged Wednesday with impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm and leaving the scene of an accident.

A driver plowed into two people who were walking along the shoulder of the highway near the Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa festival at about 3 a.m. Monday, then travelled further down the road and hit a third person, police said.

The 25-year-old man and 23-year-old woman from Minnedosa who were hit first were taken to hospital, where the man died. A 44-year-old man from Winnipeg who was walking alone was treated and released on the scene.

The woman has since been released from hospital.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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