Second fatal collision in Carman in 24 hours

May 6, 2018 2:13 pm

On Saturday, May 5, at approximately 9:00 pm, officers from the Carman RCMP responded to a collision between a pickup truck and a motorcycle that occurred on Main Street in Carman.

Investigators have determined that a motorcycle travelling northbound, being operated by a 31-year-old male from Carman, was struck by a southbound pickup truck, being driven by a 56-year-old male from Treherne.

The pickup truck was turning into the gas station when it struck the motorcycle. Officers believe speed may have been a factor in the collision. The motorcycle operator, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, was transported to hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck is facing multiple charges including Impaired Driving Causing Death. He remains in police custody at this time.

"We continue to see people making extremely bad choices by getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol", said Sgt. Paul Manaigre of the Manitoba RCMP. "This past week alone, six lives were lost and countless more affected by drivers suspected of being impaired. If you are impaired by drugs or alcohol, don't drive, it is that simple. We all have a role to play to ensure our roads are safe for all Manitobans."

The RCMP reminds motorists that they can call 911 or their local emergency number to report a suspected impaired driver. ‎

Officers from the Carman Detachment along with an RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist continue to investigate.