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Driver killed after semi-trucks crash on Manitoba highway

A 55-year-old man from Shoal Lake died at the scene after police say two semi-trucks crashed on Highway 42 in the RM of Yellowhead Friday. Global News / File

A Manitoba truck driver is dead after two semi-trucks crashed on a highway in the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead.

Emergency crews were called to the crash on Highway 42 at Road 139 West around 1:35 p.m. Friday.

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In a release Monday RCMP said a semi-truck and trailers heading north on Road 139 West crossed Highway 42 when it was unsafe to do so, hitting a second semi going west on Highway 42.

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The driver and only occupant of the second semi-truck, a 55-year-old man from Shoal Lake, died at the scene. Police say he was not wearing a seatbelt.

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The driver of the first semi, a 61-year-old man, had minor injuries in the crash, police say.

Shoal Lake RCMP continue to investigate. Police have not said whether or not any charges will be laid.

 

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