Portage la Prairie man killed after driver blows through stop sign, say RCMP

A 74-year-old Portage la Prairie man is dead and a dump truck driver from Oak Lake is facing criminal negligence charges after a crash Tuesday morning in the Portage la Prairie municipality.

Manitoba RCMP said they found the man dead around 10:25 a.m. at the intersection of Road 68 North and Road 38 West.

Police said the 74-year-old was driving a southbound pickup truck through the intersection, when the dump truck, headed west, failed to stop at a stop sign, causing the crash. The pickup rolled and landed on its roof in a nearby ditch.

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The driver of the dump truck, 50, was arrested for criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

Police said alcohol wasn’t a factor in the crash, and that seatbelts were in use by both drivers.

RCMP continues to investigate with the help of a forensic collision reconstructionist.

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