A 70-year-old Winnipeg driver was killed Friday morning in a head-on crash near Deacon’s Corner in the Rural Municipality of Tache.
St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP said they were called about a vehicle travelling the wrong way on the highway, and while they were headed out to investigate, they received a second call, just after 5:32 a.m. about a car crash in the same area.
Police said the investigation determined that the 70-year-old was headed east in the westbound lane of the highway when he hit another car head-on. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the other car, a 44-year-old man from Mitchell, Man., was taken to hospital in Winnipeg with serious injuries.