Emergency crews tend to a person injured in a crash on Hwy 12 Monday

Both lanes of Highway 12 were shut down Monday afternoon following a two-vehicle collision just south of Steinbach.  

The accident happened just before 4pm between two trucks.  Both vehicles ended up in the west side ditch, about 150 yards apart from one another and were right side up when emergency crews arrived on scene.

At least one person was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.

Steinbach Fire Chief Mark Loewen says it appears one of the vehicles may have been side-swiped, though there was no official word from RCMP.

Police continue to investigate.

Traffic on Highway 12 south in both directions had to be re-routed to the shoulder until the accident scene was cleared.

The accident Monday afternoon is the second in four days on Highway 12 and comes after RCMP revealed this is the worst year for highway traffic fatalities since 2006.  To date, 100 people have died this year on Manitoba highways in 86 different crashes.