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2 dead in crash near Portage la Prairie

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Two people were killed in a crash involving car and a semi trailer hauling hogs at the intersection of Highways 1 and 16 Wednesday afternoon.

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Two people were killed in a crash involving car and a semi trailer hauling hogs at the intersection of Highways 1 and 16 Wednesday afternoon.

Two people died this afternoon in a highway crash at the intersection of Highways 1 and 16.

The accident, which occurred around 2 p.m., involved a vehicle and a semi-trailer hauling hogs. The semi driver was uninjured, but the two occupants of the vehicle died.

Details of what occurred are still being gathered, RCMP said in a press release. No other information or details will be provided until the vehicle's occupants' next of kin have been contacted.

Motorists can expect minor delays at the scene and are asked to check the latest road updates with Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation.

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