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One airlifted from Highway 59 crash

By: Jordan Ross

Posted: 07/16/2019 11:24 AM

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Members of the Ritchot Fire Department sweep up debris at the site of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 59 and Provincial Road 210 south of Ile des Chenes on Monday afternoon.

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Members of the Ritchot Fire Department sweep up debris at the site of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 59 and Provincial Road 210 south of Ile des Chenes on Monday afternoon.

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A 74-year-old man from St Joseph was airlifted to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a pickup truck and SUV collided south of Ile des Chenes on Monday.

The man’s GMC Sierra was headed northbound on Highway 59 around 12:25 p.m. when it was struck by an eastbound Ford Expedition crossing Provincial Road 210, RCMP said Tuesday in a release.

The SUV’s occupants, a 53-year-old female driver and her four-year-old child, were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while a STARS air ambulance flew the man to Health Sciences Centre.

Traffic on Highway 59 was reduced to one lane in each direction after the helicopter departed. Provincial Road 210 was closed for 30 minutes while crews cleared the scene.

St Pierre RCMP continue to investigate, but don’t believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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