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Poplar River woman killed after truck drives into bench, Manitoba RCMP say

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A 59-year-old woman is dead after a truck drove into a Poplar River parking lot and hit two people sitting on a bench, Manitoba RCMP said.

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.

Read more: Winnipeg man charged in Pembina Highway hit-and-run

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.

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RCMP continue to investigate.

Poplar River is on Lake Winnipeg approximately 537 kilometres north of the Manitoba capital.

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