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Homicide on Elgin Avenue

Police are investigating a homicide Tuesday afternoon in the Centennial neighbourhood.

At about 3 p.m., police were called to an apartment building in the 400 block of Elgin Avenue. There, police found a dead man in a suite. An autopsy is pending, and the cause of death has not been determined.

Anyone with information about the death should call the homicide unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

 

Man killed in rural crash

A 74-year-old man is dead following a collision Wednesday morning between a minivan and farm implement being towed by a pickup truck near Austin, Man., RCMP report.

RCMP responded about 5:30 a.m. to the crash on Highway 34, eight kilometres south of Austin.

The minivan was northbound on Highway 34 when it collided with a farm implement being towed by a pickup truck travelling south. The minivan rolled, landing on its roof.

The driver of the minivan, from Holland, Man., was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not released. A 67-year-old male passenger in the vehicle was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

A 30-year-old Swan Lake man driving the pickup truck was not injured.

RCMP are continuing to investigate.

 

Snowmobile accident fatal

A 27-year-old woman is dead following a snowmobile crash in the Gods Lake Narrows area Tuesday.

The woman, who wasn't wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The woman's name was not released.

 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 3, 2014 A5

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