An 89-year-old Melita man was found dead at the scene of a rollover near Melita on Wednesday afternoon.
RCMP say an SUV rolled over into the ditch near Melita, closing Highway 83 north of the town. The crash happened just after 1 p.m. The SUV was the only vehicle involved, and the deceased man was its only occupant. His name was not released by police.
Traffic was rerouted around the scene, which closed Highway 83 between Highway 345 and Highway 2 while the rollover was investigated. As of Wednesday evening, the highway remained closed.
Many other highways in the region remain closed due to flooding and the same stretch of highway was closed for four days earlier this month.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 10, 2014