One person is dead and two others are injured after a car collided with a crash barrier from a bridge on a Manitoba freeway on Sunday.
The collision took place around 04.15 on main road 6.
According to the Manitoba RCMP, the car was driving south on the highway when it hit the bridge’s guardrail at South Twin Creek.
When police arrived at the scene, the car was completely burnt out and two people had gotten out of the car.
A passenger in the back seat of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 29-year-old man from Moose Lake and a 26-year-old woman from Opaskwayak Cree Nation were taken to a nursing home with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police note that the car involved in the accident – a brown Chevrolet Equinox with the number plate KGW 277 – was also involved in an incident earlier in the day in Chemawawin.
Officers said that around 6 p.m. At 02.20, the RCMP was called to a control stop on Highway 327 to report threats.
Mounties claims the car stopped at the checkpoint and employees were then threatened.
The car drove away and was then involved in the collision.
The RCMP asks anyone with information to call 204-639-2467 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.