Two Winkler Residents Killed In Crash

PLUM COULEE, MB – Two residents of Winkler are dead after a collision on Provincial Road 306.

It happened around 8:50 pm on Friday, when Morden and Carman RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Provincial Road 306, five km south of Plum Coulee in the RM of Rhineland.

According to investigators, a 20-year-old woman from Altona was driving an automobile southbound, when she hit the shoulder of the roadway and over-corrected, which caused her to hit a motorcycle travelling northbound head-on.

The 54-year-old male driver of the motorcycle, and the 53-year-old female passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. Both were from Winkler.

The driver of the automobile and her 20-year-old passenger had only minor injuries.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the collision.

The investigation continues.

Spencer Fernando, MyToba News

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