A woman from Ste. Agathe is dead following a collision with a semi on Sunday afternoon.

At approximately 5:10 pm, St. Pierre RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 75 and Provincial Road 305 at Ste. Agathe.

The investigation has determined that a vehicle, with two occupants was travelling east on PR 305. The driver attempted to cross Highway 75 but was struck by a northbound semi-trailer.

Police say the 40-year-old female driver of the eastbound vehicle, from Winnipeg, was transported to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The 43-year-old female passenger, from Ste. Agathe was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on scene.

Police say the 21-year-old male driver of the semi-trailer, from Winnipeg, was not physically injured.

St. Pierre RCMP, along with an RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist, continue to investigate. 

According to RCMP, there have now been 100 people killed on Manitoba roadways this year in 72 separate collisions. At this time last year, there were 70 deaths in 65 fatal collisions. The five-year average for the period of January 1st to November 5th is 73 deaths in 65.8 fatal collisions.


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