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Teen killed in crash near Brandon

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A car crash late Sunday evening near Brandon took the life of a 17 year-old driver, bringing the total number of car-related deaths over the weekend to five.

The 17 year-old was driving his Chrysler Sebring on Rugby Road, when he crossed the Trans-Canada Highway and was struck by a west-bound pickup truck. The 46 year-old driver of the pickup and his 20 year-old passenger were lightly injured. The driver of the Sebring was taken to Brandon Regional Health Centre and pronounced dead.

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The highway has since been reopened, and RCMP continue to investigate. The weekend saw four other people die in car crashes, including a 14 year-old boy and a 71 year-old woman.

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