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16-year-old crashes semi into train, Manitoba man dies

A Manitoba man has died after a crash involving a semi and a train. Getty Images

Correction: A previous version of this story had a map in the wrong location. It has been updated.

Manitoba RCMP say a man has died after the semi he was in crashed with a train Monday.

The tragic incident happened at about 4 p.m. in the RM of Brokenhead, south of Beausejour, say RCMP.

The semi with no trailer was being driven by a 16-year-old, who was being trained by a 46-year-old man on how to drive the vehicle. They were heading north on Provincial Road (PR) 44E, then stopped at the railroad crossing between PR 68N and PR 69N.

The road where a 46-year-old man has died. Google Maps

For unknown reasons, the teen then drove the semi through the intersection and the vehicle was hit by the train.

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When police arrived, the man was being extracted from the semi, but was pronounced dead on scene.

The teen was taken to hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP said a forensic collision reconstructionist is helping with the investigation.

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