Man dies after a serious highway crash near Mitchell

Two people were injured in a crash near Mitchell, Man. File / Global News

An intersection was closed and emergency crews were still on scene late Friday afternoon after a four-vehicle crash near Mitchell, Man. sent two people to hospital in serious condition and has since turned fatal.

A westbound gravel truck was stopped at about 10:30 a.m., waiting to to turn south when a cargo van pulled up behind it, RCMP told Global News.

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Another approaching vehicle didn’t stop in time, rear-ending the van and pushing them into the eastbound lane of Hwy. 52 where they were broadsided by a third vehicle.

Three people were rushed to hospital, a 28-year-old man and a 23-year-old female passenger in the third vehicle.

The 28-year-old has since died and the 23-year-old remains in serious condition.

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The driver of the van, a 19-year-old from Ile-des-Chenes, has since been released from hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Mitchell, Man. is about 48 km southwest of Winnipeg.

RCMP said that alcohol is not a factor.


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