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Crash near Steinbach, Manitoba, sends 2 to hospital

WINNIPEG – A crash at the intersection of highways 206 and 311 northwest of Steinbach, Man., sent two men to hospital Friday morning.

The passenger of a Toyota Tacoma had to be extracted from the truck by firefighters, RCMP Cpl. Glen Binda said. He and the truck’s driver were both taken to hospital in Steinbach, Binda said.

“We don’t believe any of the injuries are life-threatening.”

RCMP were called about the crash shortly after 6 a.m. and arrived at the scene, where firefighters and paramedics were already working, at about 6:20 a.m., Binda said.

It appears a 2013 Grand Caravan headed north on Highway 206 stopped at a stop sign and proceeded despite the presence of the westbound Tacoma on Highway 311, he said. The driver of the Caravan said he didn’t see the Tacoma, Binda said.

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The truck hit the front of the Caravan hard enough to leave a tire embedded in the van’s front end. It came to a stop in the ditch on the northwest side of the intersection.

Steinbach Manitoba crash
A truck tire is embedded in the front of a Grand Caravan after it collided with a Toyota Tacoma northwest of Steinbach, Man., on Friday. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News
Steinbach Manitoba crash
A van was hit by a truck northwest of Steinbach, Man., Friday. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News
Steinbach Manitoba crash
A truck lies in a ditch at the intersection of highways 311 and 206 on Friday morning. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News

The driver of the van was treated at the scene by paramedics and released.

Steinbach is about 60 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg.

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— With files from Jeremy Desrochers