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Six fatalities involving motorized vehicles this weekend

Posted: 07/14/2013 10:42 AM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/14/2013 7:29 PM | Updates

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There have been six fatalities reported by police this weekend involving motorcycles, an ATV and a vehicle.

On Sunday just after 4 a.m., a man was lying on Highway 30 near Altona when he was hit by a vehicle. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver is a 33-year-old man from Altona.

A 29-year-old man died when he was thrown from his motorcycle Sunday morning in eastern Manitoba, RCMP say. Cpl. Miles Hiebert said Lac du Bonnet RCMP and emergency services went to a gravel pit near Highway 44 and Provincial Road 214 around 11 a.m Sunday. 

"Initial investigation indicates that an adult male was riding in a gravel pit when he was thrown from his motorcycle," Hiebert said. "The rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision."

A 43-year-old male was pronounced dead at a Winnipeg hospital Saturday after a collision on Columbia Drive in the Whyte Ridge area. The Winnipeg resident lost control of his motorcycle, flying off the bike and striking a tree.

Winnipeg police arrived at the scene at around 2:30 p.m., and said speed was a factor in the collision.

A 51-year-old man died in an ATV accident in Portage la Prairie on Saturday at around 10 p.m., after he drove into irrigation equipment. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hiebert said Sunday that police have identified two victims in Friday’s motorcycle collision with a van on the Trans-Canada Highway at Highway 270 just west of Brandon, but will not release the names of the deceased.

The driver was a 26-year-old man from the Selkirk area and his passenger a 25-year-old woman from Winnipeg.

They were westbound on the Trans-Canada Highway when the collision occurred with a southbound van. The driver of the van is in hospital with undetermined injuries.

Hiebert said Highway 270 is controlled by a stop sign.

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Updated on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 12:23 PM CDT: Corrects location

4:26 PM: Corrects distance

5:58 PM: adds 2 more deaths this weekend

7:29 PM: adds 2 deaths on Friday

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