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Man dies in North End crash

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A 45-year-old man died after the Jeep SUV he was riding in smashed into a tree early this morning, police say.

The crash occurred just before 2 a.m.

Speed and alcohol are being considered factors in the collision, police say.

It wasn’t the impact of the vehicle hitting the tree but the suffering of the woman driving the vehicle that woke Phil Symynyshen who lives in the house at the corner of Arlington Street and Polson Avenue.

"The moaning woke me up," said Symynyshen, who called 911 when he and his girlfriend went outside and saw the crumpled vehicle wrapped around the tree. "She was still alive."

He thinks the driver was wearing a seatbelt but her passenger who died likely wasn’t.

The force of the collision shredded bark off the tree and sent debris flying through a picture window at the side of Symynyshen’s house.

The brown 2000 Jeep Cherokee was travelling northbound on Arlington at a high rate of speed when it went out of control and hit a tree on the northeast side of the intersection.

Both the passenger and a 30-year-old woman behind the wheel were rushed to hospital in critical condition.

The woman has been upgraded to serious but stable condition.

Officers with the Winnipeg Police Service central traffic unit and forensic identification unit are investigating the collision.

Police say a gold-coloured, four-door car with two male occupants was in the area at the time of the crash. Anyone with information about the vehicle or its occupants is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6271.

The name of the man who was killed will not be released, police said.

 

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Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 7:09 AM CDT: adds photo

11:25 AM: Updates with fatal crash information.

12:53 PM: Adds information on gold-coloured vehicle.

2:16 PM: Adds comments from resident.

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