A head on collision one mile east of Sperling has left one person dead, and sent two to hospital.


Thursday afternoon around 5:30 Carman R.C.M.P. say an eastbound pick-up on Highway 3 lost control and collided with an oncoming S.U.V. resulting in a t-bone collision causing severe damage to both vehicles.

A secondary collision occurred when another S.U.V., driven by a 36-year-old Morden woman with her young child on board, hit large debris from the first collision.

Neither the driver nor her child were injured.

Of the two occupants in the pick-up, an 18-year-old Brunkild man was pronounced dead and the other, his 20-year-old brother, was seriously injured and taken to hospital.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. 

The 48-year-old Carman driver of the S.U.V. was taken to the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg with non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol is not considered a contributing factor, but road conditions at the collision site are believed to be.

Carman R.C.M.P. is continuing its investigation with the assistance of a R.C.M.P. traffic reconstructionist.

Traffic was re-routed from Highway 3 for approximately six hours yesterday.

~ Friday, October 9th 2009 ~