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RCMP charging Manitoban after rural collision

File photo of an RCMP vehicle. FILE/Global News

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally said police were pursuing charges against the 38-year-old driver, based on a news release from the RCMP. The RCMP later corrected its news release to say they were pursuing charges against the 64-year-old driver and not the 38-year-old driver. The article has since been updated to reflect the new information.

Two vehicles were left in a ditch and RCMP are charging a Manitoba man after a collision in the southwest part of the province.

The collision happened at the intersection of Treesbank Road and 103W just before 7 p.m. on Friday.

Blue Hills RCMP said a car being driven by a 64-year-old man from the Rural Municipality of Prairie Lakes collided with a truck in the Rural Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa.

Police said the driver of the car went through a yield sign and hit the truck, which was heading east.

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The two vehicles collided, spinning the truck around and eventually flipping it. Both men ended up in the ditch.

The 64-year-old was brought to hospital by ambulance and police said he suffered from non-life threatening injuries. The 38-year-old driver of the truck, a man from Wawanesa, was unharmed.

RCMP said they are now pursuing a Highway Traffic intersection-related charge on the 64-year-old driver.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and alcohol isn’t believed to have been a factor in the crash.

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