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Gimli woman dead after crash in Sandy Hook

Stettler RCMP have charged 32-year-old Nicholas Johnson with second-degree murder in the death of his father.
Stettler RCMP have charged 32-year-old Nicholas Johnson with second-degree murder in the death of his father. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lee Brown

A 61-year-old Gimli woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Sandy Hook.

According to Manitoba RCMP, a 43-year-old woman from Gimli was driving her SUV northbound on Highway 9 behind another car at about 1:30 p.m. Friday, when the car in front of her started to slow down near 17th Avenue in Sandy Hook.

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The woman tried to slow down too, but the road was slick with ice, RCMP say. She swerved left to avoid a crash, but ended up in the southbound lane where her SUV collided head-on with the 61-year-old’s car.

The victim died in hospital. The 43-year-old woman and her passenger weren’t injured.

Neither drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision, RCMP say. No one is facing charges, but local police are still investigating.

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