Police have identified the female victim in Thursday’s fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision as a 27-year-old woman from Winnipeg.
At 1:50 am, officers from Oakbank/ Beausejour RCMP received a report of a vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred along Highway 15, approximately six kilometres east of Dugald.
Officers attended the scene and met with the 31-year-old male driver from the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth, who says he was driving east in his pickup truck when he collided with an object on the highway. He turned around and discovered that the object was in fact a person.
The driver contacted 911 and provided medical assistance until EMS arrived.
An autopsy has confirmed that the victim died as a result of injuries sustained from being struck by a vehicle prior to the 1:50am collision, RCMP report, and that suspect had failed to remain at the scene.
With this new information, officers returned to the collision scene and conducted a thorough search of the area where vehicle debris was located and seized.
RCMP are asking for anyone who believes they may have information related to this collision to contact Oakbank RCMP at 204-444-3391, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.
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