Winnipeg man, 70, killed in head-on crash on Trans-Canada Highway

A 70-year-old Winnipeg man is dead and a 30-year-old badly injured after a head-on crash on the Trans-Canada Highway Friday morning, police say.

St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP responded to a call just before 5:30 a.m. reporting a car travelling in the wrong direction on the Trans-Canada Highway, southeast of Winnipeg.

Just after 5:30 a.m., they received a report about a two-vehicle crash in the rural municipality of Taché, about eight kilometres east of Deacon’s Corner. 

An RCMP spokesperson said the 70-year-old was travelling eastbound in a westbound lane on the highway when his vehicle hit a westbound car head-on. 

The westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada were closed for several hours while officers investigated but have now reopened. (Jaison Empson/CBC)

The driver of the westbound vehicle, a 30-year-old man from La Broquerie, is in hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, RCMP said.

The westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada were closed for several hours while officers investigated but have now reopened.

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