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Fatal crash kills Steinbach man

By: Grant Burr

Posted: 07/10/2017 9:00 PM

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St Pierre RCMP Staff Sgt. Rheal Gravel (right) talks with an officer investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 75 and Provincial Road 247 on Monday morning. The two drivers, an 84-year-old Steinbach man and a 58-year-old East St Paul man, died in the crash.

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St Pierre RCMP Staff Sgt. Rheal Gravel (right) talks with an officer investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 75 and Provincial Road 247 on Monday morning. The two drivers, an 84-year-old Steinbach man and a 58-year-old East St Paul man, died in the crash.

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An 84-year-old Steinbach man died on Monday morning when the semi dump truck he was driving collided with semi truck on Highway 75.

The driver of the semi, a 58-year-old man from East St Paul, was also killed.

The collision occurred on the highway at the intersection of Provincial Road 247, about 5 kilometres north of St Adolphe, at about 7:40 a.m.

Police said early investigation has indicated the dump truck was travelling north on Highway 75 and attempted to turn west on PR 247, when it collided with the southbound semi.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. The dump truck driver was ejected from his vehicle.

Police said neither driver was wearing a seat belt. Alcohol is not considered a factor in the crash.

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