WINNIPEG — An 18-year-old man who was being escorted home from a safe grad by chaperones died early Friday when he jumped out of a moving vehicle near The Pas, RCMP said.
The man was intoxicated and being taken home from a safe grad at the Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute when he jumped from the vehicle about 15 kilometres west of The Pas.
The man was taken to the local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, RCMP said.
Sgt. Lee Fortin of The Pas RCMP said there was no indication that the man was trying to commit suicide.
He said police were still waiting for toxicology results.
The man was in a vehicle with two adults, a man and a woman.
He didn’t comment on the nature of the relationship between the chaperones and the youth.
“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Fortin, who called what happened an “unfortunate incident.”
» Winnipeg Free Press
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 30, 2012