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WINNIPEG — A deadly collision between a train and a passenger van carrying four road construction workers will be investigated by the province.
Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health has initiated an independent investigation of the crash that killed three men and severely injured another Sept. 8 near their worksite along Highway 16 (Yellowhead).
"Manitoba sends it sincere condolences to the family and friends of those injured and killed in the tragic events," a provincial spokesman said.
Investigators are working in collaboration with RCMP, he noted. The Canadian Pacific Police Service is also investigating.
The four men were employed by Russell Redi-Mix Concrete, a division of Toronto-based Coco Group of Companies. The company is resurfacing Highway 16, between Highway 21 and Provincial Road 250.
Emergency crews were called to the scene at Road 126 West and the CP Rail Bredenbury line around 11:30 a.m., police say. The tracks run parallel to Highway 16.
Police believe a westbound train consisting of two engines struck the van, which was northbound on Road 126W at the at-grade crossing, about 35 metres from the highway.
Trevor Bone, 25, of Waywayseecappo First Nation, Phil Houle Jr., 45, of Sandy Bay First Nation, and a 19-year-old from Dauphin were pronounced dead on scene. The driver, a 27-year-old from Dauphin, is recovering in hospital.
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