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Winnipeg man arrested following RCMP investigation of high-speed crash

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RCMP have made an arrest in connection to a high-speed crash in the RM of East St. Paul last week. – Apr 15, 2024

RCMP have an update to a car crash that landed five in hospital, saying all of them are doing OK.

On Wednesday, a Nissan and Dodge pickup truck collided in the RM of East St. Paul, Man. Investigation shows the incident happened after a pre-arranged meeting to sell something, mounties said.

The meeting grew into a fight between the people in each truck, police said, which led to one chasing the other and ultimately the crash.

A 30-year-man from Winnipeg was arrested and faces eight charges, including dangerously operating a vehicle hurting someone, and assault with a weapon. He was released for a future court date, officers said.

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“Whenever you are meeting to conduct a transaction with unknown individuals, we encourage you to choose a safe place to meet,” said Staff Sergeant Mitch Tkachuk of the Selkirk RCMP.

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“There are safe exchange zones throughout the province. Choose a well-lighted, highly populated area, and try not to go by yourself. Never enter another vehicle to complete a transaction. Always have a method of removing yourself from the situation if it becomes necessary to do so.”

RCMP are still investigating.

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