Highway 1 crash involving Manitoba RCMP vehicle sends two people to hospital

WINNIPEG –

An RCMP officer and the driver of another vehicle were taken to hospital on Friday following a crash near Richer, Man.

Shortly before noon on Friday, a Falcon Lake RCMP officer travelling east on the Trans-Canada Highway in a marked police cruiser struck a vehicle driving south on Highway 302. An RCMP news release said the southbound vehicle was turning left onto Highway 1.

RCMP said a 40-year-old officer and a 21-year-old woman from Ste. Genevieve were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Steinbach RCMP and a forensic collision reconstructionist are investigating the crash.

RCMP said the province’s Independent Investigation Unit has been notified.

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