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Charges laid in fatal Wayway crash

The driver of an SUV involved in a crash with a school bus that killed one man in Waywayseecappo First Nation has been charged.

Sharon Murdock, 40, of Wayway is facing charges of impaired driving causing death and two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm according to RCMP.

At about 8:30 p.m. Thursday night, Prairie Mountain RCMP responded to the Wayway crash, where the SUV travelling northbound on Shingoose Road collided with a southbound school bus.

As a result of the crash, all three passengers of the SUV were transported to the Russell Hospital.

It was there that the 44-year-old male passenger was pronounced dead.

Murdock and the 41-year-old rear-seat passenger suffered minor injuries.

Four children were aboard the bus at the time, suffering minor injuries. The bus driver also suffered minor injuries.

Murdock has been remanded into custody and will appear in Brandon provincial court on April 7.

» Brandon Sun

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