March 15, 2019 11:06 am
Updated: March 15, 2019 4:33 pm

Winnipeg man dead in fatal Perimeter collision

WATCH: RCMP investigate a crash involving a transport truck and a car on the south Perimeter Hwy early Friday.

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Manitoba RCMP are urging drivers to avoid an area of the Perimeter Highway after a fatal collision Friday morning.

Police said both westbound lanes of the Perimeter between Pembina Highway and Waverley Street were closed for an extended period.

According to RCMP, the collision involved a car and a semi truck.

Police said the car, driven by a 37-year-old Winnipeg man, crashed into the back of a westbound semi, which was stopped at a traffic light.

The car’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he didn’t appear to be wearing a seatbelt.

The ongoing investigation will determine if speed and alcohol were factors.

The semi driver, 34, wasn’t injured in the incident.

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