Crash kills pedestrian trying to flag down semi trailer; stolen pickup truck found nearby: RCMP
RCMP temporarily shut down the eastbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway on Jan. 23, 2013 while they investigated the fatal crash east of Richer, Man.
Published Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:07AM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 23, 2013 3:04PM CST
A collision east of Richer on the Trans-Canada Highway killed a 42-year-old pedestrian on Wednesday, said police.
Emergency crews responded to the scene, about five kilometres east of Richer, at around 6 a.m. on Jan. 23.
RCMP said witness reports showed a man was hit after he walked in front of an eastbound semi-trailer in an apparent attempt to flag down the driver. A stolen pickup truck was found in the ditch nearby and RCMP said they believe the incidents are related.
Police said charges are not being considered.
The 42-year-old pedestrian from Saskatoon, Sask. was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the semi-trailer was not injured, said police.