A Brandon man whose truck plunged off the road near Dauphin has died, police say.
The 21-year-old was the only person in a pickup that fell about 15 feet into a creekbed where a culvert has washed out, near the community of Keld, on Tuesday evening. He was taken to hospital in critical condition that night. Police said this morning that he later died. His name has not been released.
Witnesses say that a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup was westbound on Road 142 North, southwest of Dauphin, when the crash happened. The pickup, which was travelling at high speed, went off an embankment and into the creek bed. Although culverts at the location had been washed out, police say the site was well-marked with barricades and warning signs. Road conditions and visibility were reported to be good at the time of the collision.
Police say the cause of the crash remains under investigation.