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Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to car crash that killed one woman

Portage la Prairie officers were called to a scene of a vehicle in a ditch around 8:35 a.m. off Highway 305, near Road 62 North.
Portage la Prairie officers were called to a scene of a vehicle in a ditch around 8:35 a.m. off Highway 305, near Road 62 North. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lee Brown

Manitoba RCMP are continuing to investigate a car crash that left one woman dead Sunday morning.

Portage la Prairie officers were called to a scene of a vehicle in a ditch around 8:35 a.m. off Highway 305, near Road 62 North.

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Investigators believe the 41-year-old driver of the vehicle, from Long Plain First Nation, was travelling southbound on Highway 305 when she left the road and struck the side of a driveway, causing her car to become airborne.

Police say she wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead on scene.

The life-altering effects of a fatal collision
The life-altering effects of a fatal collision

There were no others in the vehicle.

Police don’t know exactly when the crash happened but their investigation is ongoing.

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