The incident happened Saturday afternoon, when the victim and another woman, 18, were on a bench in front of a store in the community.
The younger of the two victims received non-life threatening injuries in the crash, while the 59-year-old was taken to the local nursing station where she was pronounced dead.
The driver, 54, faces numerous charges, including dangerous operation of a conveyance causing death, and criminal negligence causing death.
He has been scheduled to appear in a Poplar River courtroom Oct. 3.
RCMP continue to investigate.
Poplar River is on Lake Winnipeg approximately 537 kilometres north of the Manitoba capital.