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One dead, two injured in collision near Minnedosa music festival

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A man was killed and two others injured when a driver near a Minnedosa music event hit three pedestrians early Monday.

Minnedosa RCMP said in a release they received a call shortly before 3 a.m. about a serious collision between a car and three pedestrians close to the entrance to the Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa festival.

RCMP said a southbound vehicle on Provincial Road 262 near Road 85 North hit Shawn Cooper, 25, and a woman, 23, both from Minnedosa, before hitting a 44-year-old Winnipeg man a short time later.

The Minnedosa pair was walking on the shoulder of the highway.

Cooper was taken to Minnedosa Health Centre where he died from his injuries. The 23-year-old woman was treated in hospital and released. The 44-year-old was treated at the scene of the incident.

A 37-year-old suspect is in RCMP custody but no charges have been laid.

Alcohol is considered to be a factor in the collision. RCMP are investigating.

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Updated on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:24 PM CDT: Write thru

7:23 PM: Corrects music festival name

7:31 PM: Updates with man's name, name of hospital

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