A teenage girl was found dead east of Dugald Thursday, and now police are trying to determine who she is and exactly what happened to her.
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.
RCMP have yet to identify the female victim. Police say she was found with significant injuries, and it is possible that the injuries are not related to this collision. She was pronounced dead on scene.
An autopsy is being conducted to confirm the cause of death.
The victim is described as being 5'6" tall, with short black hair, approximately 14 or 15 years of age and weighing about 100 pounds. She was wearing light grey coloured sweatpants, a dark grey sweater and black runners.
Anyone with information in relation to this collision or who can help identify the victim is asked to contact Oakbank RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
Oakbank/ Beausejour RCMP, with assistance from an RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist, RCMP Forensic Identification Services, RCMP Major Crime Services and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, continue to investigate.
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