Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 07/6/2013 11:30 AM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 07/6/2013 6:25 PM | Updates
The main road link to northern Manitoba remained restricted late Saturday as RCMP investigated a car crash on Highway 6 south of Thompson that left two dead and another four people seriously injured.
The early morning crash involved a single vehicle that rolled at least once, and RCMP had determined by Saturday afternoon that not everyone in the car was using a seatbelt. That and speed were both factors in the crash and its severity, RCMP said.
The vehicle was headed south with all six occupants when it left the road just before 6:30 a.m.
By Saturday afternoon, RCMP were able to release a second announcement about the crash. It identified the deceased as a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy and said their names would not be released.
At that time, the remaining four occupants remained in hospital with serious injuries.
All six persons involved are residents of Thompson.
The vehicle involved was a 2008 Chevrolet Impala, RCMP said.
There was no word Saturday evening on when the highway would be reopened to both lanes of traffic.
Access to the highway had been reduced all day to a single lane for investigators that included an RCMP traffic collision analyst called to the scene. The last word was that the investigation was continuing and motorists were advised to expect delays on the highway.
Updated on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 4:11 PM CDT: RCMP release ages of the deceased, where they were from and factors being considered.
5:18 PM: Corrects typo.
6:25 PM: Updates with additional information about the crash, highway status.
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