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Crash kills Manitoban

A MANITOBA woman was killed in a head-on collision in the Kelowna, B.C., area Saturday morning.

The crash took place shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Highway 97, Central Okanagan Traffic Services said in a news release.

RCMP say witnesses told them a Dodge pickup truck veered into the path of a Ford sedan. The truck rolled and landed on its passenger side, striking the front of a Pontiac sedan.

The pickup caught fire and passersby were able to get the driver, a 33-year-old man from the Comox, B.C., area, out of the burning truck.

The occupants of the Ford car, a man and a woman from Manitoba, both in their 60s, were trapped and had to be removed by fire crews. The female passenger died at the scene. The male driver suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Kelowna General Hospital.

The driver of the pickup was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Pontiac car was not injured.

RCMP believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.

Stabbing in Selkirk

RCMP are investigating an assault-with-a-weapon case involving an unknown number of people at a Selkirk bar.

Mounties were called to On the Rocks on Manitoba Avenue at around 2 a.m. Saturday.

Const. Paul Human, a spokesman for Selkirk RCMP, said a man wielding a knife threatened a large group of people in the parking lot of the bar. Police are still trying to determine how many people were there and how many were injured.

A 23-year-old man from Scanterbury was taken to a Winnipeg hospital for treatment. He suffered stab wounds to his upper body and was in stable condition Saturday afternoon, said Human.

No arrests have yet been made and police continue to investigate.

Man injured in brawl

A BRAWL in a parking lot sent a young man to hospital early Saturday.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Jefferson Avenue and Adsum Drive shortly after 3 a.m. when the Winnipeg Police Service received a report of several men fighting.

Police say it appears the men involved had been at a nightclub earlier that morning and the altercation started sometime after they left the bar. At one point during the brawl, one of the men was struck by a vehicle.

A 20-year-old man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries to his upper body, police said.

The WPS is investigating.

Cyclists sought for attack

A STABBING in the Weston area late Friday night sent a 21-year-old man to hospital.

A victim suffering serious upper-body injuries was found in the area of William Avenue and Worth Street at around 11 p.m.

He was rushed to hospital in unstable condition but was later upgraded to stable, police said Saturday.

Police say the victim and another male were walking in the neighbourhood when they were confronted by two young men on bicycles. An argument broke out and one of the cyclists pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim, police said.

The two cyclists fled the scene, and no arrests have been made. The suspects were described as wearing baggy clothes.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 31, 2014 A4

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