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Lac du Bonnet man, 82, dead after pickup truck struck his minivan from behind: Manitoba RCMP

An 82-year-old man from Lac du Bonnet is dead after a pickup truck collided into his minivan near the town, about 88 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, early Tuesday morning.

Mounties responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision shortly before 6 a.m. at the intersection of Provincial Road 313 and Channel Drive, which is about 15 kilometres east of Lac du Bonnet, according to a news release.

A 32-year-old man from Winnipeg was driving a pickup truck eastbound down the provincial road when it appears he crashed into the back of a minivan, according to RCMP.

“It appears the [minivan] was making a left-hand turn onto Channel Drive, when it was struck from behind by the [pickup truck],” RCMP Sgt. Paul Manaigre told CBC News on Tuesday.

The driver of the minivan was thrown out of the vehicle during the crash and pronounced dead at the scene, the RCMP said.

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, Manaigre said.

RCMP are investigating the crash with the help of a forensic collision reconstructionist.

It’s still too early to say what caused the collision, according to Manaigre. Mounties will interview eyewitnesses and wait for the reconstructionist to finish their investigation before drawing a conclusion.

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