A man from Brandon is dead after a vehicle collision in Snow Lake early Wednesday.
At approximately 6:20 a.m., Snow Lake RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision between a pickup truck and a semi-trailer on Highway 39, according to a press release. Snow Lake is in northern Manitoba.
When police arrived, the pickup truck was in the north ditch of Highway 39, completely burned. The semi-trailer was in the south ditch with the driver still inside.
A 26-year-old man riding in the pickup truck, from Brookdale, was being treated by paramedics for serious injuries.
The 49-year-old driver of the semi-trailer, from Flin Flon, was extricated from the vehicle by emergency personnel, according to police. He received serious injuries.
Both men were taken to hospital.
The driver of the pickup truck, a 33-year-old man from Brandon, was pronounced dead on scene.
Police say the semi was travelling eastbound on Highway 39 when the westbound pickup truck entered the eastbound lane. The semi driver tried to avoid a collision, but the two vehicles still collided.
It was raining and slightly foggy at the time of the collision, police say.
A RCMP forensic collision reconstructionist and the criminal collision investigative team are assisting with the ongoing investigation.
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