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Icy roads claim two lives

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WINNIPEG - Two people died Christmas Eve in separate crashes on icy roads north of Winnipeg.

A 22-year-old Winnipeg woman was killed on Highway 8 after the sport utility vehicle in which she was a passenger passed another vehicle, then fish-tailed and rolled.

RCMP and firefighters examine a car involved in a crash with a pickup truck at Main Street and Parks Creek Thursday afternoon.

PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA

RCMP and firefighters examine a car involved in a crash with a pickup truck at Main Street and Parks Creek Thursday afternoon.

Earlier in the day, a 75-year old St. Andrews man died when his car collided with another car and then a pickup truck on Highway 9 south of Lockport.

Names of both victims have not been released while RCMP notify their families.

The young woman was in a Toyota 4Runner travelling south, just south of Highway 27. When the driver pulled back into the right-hand lane after passing, the driver lost control and the SUV rolled numerous times, according to Selkirk RCMP.

The driver and another passenger were taken to hospital. All were wearing seatbelts.

The earlier accident happened at about 2 p.m. south of Provincial Road 410.

An older-model, four-door, dark purple Chevy Lumina was travelling south on Highway 9 when it lost control and struck another southbound vehicle, according to RCMP.

The Lumina then swerved into the northbound lane, where it struck an oncoming Chevy 1500 pickup truck. The Lumina then hit a guardrail at Park's Creek Drive and the driver died at the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to a Winnipeg hospital, while the driver of the third vehicle was uninjured. No one else was in the vehicles.

Roads in the area were covered in fresh snow and very slippery at the time of both crashes.

city.desk@freepress.mb.ca

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