Mom, two small children die in collision near Manitou
Published Friday, August 10, 2012 9:40AM CST
Last Updated Friday, August 10, 2012 5:34PM CST
A woman and her two small children died after a collision just west of Manitou Friday morning.
Emergency services rushed to Highway 3 about six kilometres west of Manitou around 7 a.m. and found a van and a tractor-truck had collided.
RCMP said an initial investigation found a 22-year-old woman from the RM of Turtle Mountain was driving a Dodge Caravan westbound down Highway 3 when the van began to drift into oncoming traffic. The van then hit a truck head on and caught on fire.
The woman, her one-year-old daughter and five-year-old son who were riding in the van all died in the crash, RCMP said.
The 31-year-old male driver of the truck was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
RCMP officers remained on scene Friday afternoon to investigate the cause of the crash. A detour was in effect Friday afternoon.
An RCMP traffic analyst is aiding in the investigation.
Emergency crews rushed to Highway 3, about six kilometres west of Manitou, Man., on Aug. 10 and found a van and a tractor-truck had collided.