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Rollover near Birch River proves fatal

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One man is dead after being thrown from a truck in a rollover just south of Birch River Thursday night.

At approximately 11:45 p.m., Swan River RCMP responded to an accident on provincial road 230 where a pickup truck with seven occupants rolled over.

A 65-year-old man from Duck Bay who had been riding in the box of the truck was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will not be released.

The driver, a 55-year-old man from Duck Bay, was taken to a Winnipeg hospital in critical condition.

The other passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Alcohol is considered a factor in the crash.

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