One dead in highway collision between pickup, garbage truck

A 19-year-old man from the RM of Springfield is dead after a two-vehicle highway collision near Anola Tuesday afternoon.

Oakbank RCMP said the crash took place on Hwy. 12 when a pickup truck rear-ended a garbage truck, which was stopped on the highway to collect garbage.

The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene.

The occupants of the garbage truck – a 70-year-old driver and 24-year-old passenger, both from Winnipeg – weren’t injured in the collision.

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


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