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Driver airlifted to hospital after rural crash

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STARS crews prepare to airlift crash victim near Belmont to hospital on Saturday.

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STARS crews prepare to airlift crash victim near Belmont to hospital on Saturday.

Alcohol has not been ruled out as a factor in a collision near Belmont that left two men injured, one of them airlifted to hospital.

Turtle Mountain Area RCMP say a car was travelling westbound on an unmarked road. The car drove past a stop sign and was T-boned by a pickup truck going north.

The 44-year-old driver of the car was airlifted to a Winnipeg hospital, while the pickup truck driver suffered minor injuries.

Colin Fast, a spokesman for STARS, said ground crews took about an hour to extract the man from his car, and he was airlifted to hospital with serious upper-body injuries.

Belmont is 200 kilometres west of Winnipeg.

The investigation continues.

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Updated on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 2:59 PM CDT: added details

3:14 PM: added photo, details

4:15 PM: added second photo

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