Portage RCMP say speed and alcohol are likely factors in a snowmobile crash that killed a man Sunday afternoon.
Police were called after a man was found lying in a field behind a property on Saskatchewan Avenue East around 1:10 p.m.
Police say a 57-year-old man from Portage la Prairie had been heading north through the field when he hit a row of trees and was knocked off the snowmobile.
Yesterday afternoon, Portage la Prairie #rcmpmb responded to a snowmobile collision near Sask Ave E where a 57yo male drove into a row of trees. Driver struck a tree & fell off his machine where he was found deceased. Speed & alcohol believed to be factors. Investigation ongoing.
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) November 22, 2021
He died at the scene, police said in a release Monday.
The man was wearing a helmet, but investigators believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.
Portage RCMP continue to investigate.
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