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Winnipeg semi-truck driver charged following fatal Elm Creek, Man. crash

The Independent Investigation Unit is investigating after a 27-year-old man died in RCMP custody last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lee Brown

A semi-truck driver is facing charges after a fatal crash in Elm Creek, Man. early Friday.

Police were called to the crash at the intersection of PTH 2 and PTH 13, in the community 65 km southwest of Winnipeg, around 6 a.m.

According to investigators, a southbound semi-truck, driven by a 29-year-old man from Winnipeg, entered the intersection and was hit by an eastbound pickup truck driven by a 34-year-old man from Haywood, Man.

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The Haywood man died at the scene.

The semi-truck driver was arrested for criminal negligence causing death and remains in police custody.

Drugs and alcohol do not appear to have been factors in the crash, police say.

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Carman RCMP continue to investigate with help from a forensic collision reconstructionist.

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