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Charges laid in fatal MVA with school bus

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RCMP have charged a Waywayseecappo woman with several drunk driving offences following a fatal crash with a school bus Thursday.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., Prairie Mountain RCMP received a call regarding an accident between an SUV and a school bus in Waywayseecappo First Nation, about 150 kilometres northwest of Brandon.

According to RCMP, the SUV was headed north on Shingoose Road when it collided with the southbound bus.

Four children, plus the driver, were on the bus at the time of the collision; all suffered minor injuries.

A 44-year-old-man sitting in the passenger seat of the SUV was rushed to Russell Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was not wearing a seat belt. His name will not be released.

The 40-year-old female driver of the SUV and the passenger in the back seat, a 41-year-old man, suffered non-life-threatening injuries as well. They were also taken to the hospital.

RCMP said Saturday they have charged the SUV’s driver with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death and two counts of impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

She is in custody and will appear in court in Brandon Monday.

 

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