Two women dead after SUV collides with tree in Portage la Prairie
Two women are dead after an SUV collided with a tree in Portage la Prairie early Sunday morning.
Crews responded to the single-vehicle collision around 2:20 a.m. on Crescent Road.
Police said they believe the SUV was travelling westbound at a high rate of speed when it crossed the centre line and struck the tree.
Both the 22-year-old driver and the 20-year-old passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. Both women were from Portage la Prairie.
Police are continuing their investigation. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor, or if either of the women were wearing their seat belts.
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