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By: Grant Burr
Posted: 05/22/2019 11:15 AM
Police said on Wednesday morning a 19-year-old man from the RM of Springfield died in a collision near Anola on Tuesday afternoon.
RCMP responded to the two-vehicle collision on Highway 12, about mile north of Anola, at about 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police said in a release on Wednesday morning that a pickup truck, driven by the 19-year-old male, was travelling northbound on Highway 12 when it rear-ended a garbage truck, which was stopped on the highway to collect garbage.
At the scene yesterday, police told The Carillon that the pick-up truck caught fire as a result of the crash. Springfield firefighters were called to the collision to extinguish the fire.
The 19-year-old, who was the lone occupant of the pick-up truck, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The 70-year-old male driver and the 24-year-old male passenger of the garbage truck, both from Winnipeg, were not injured.
Oakbank RCMP along with a forensic collision reconstructionist continue to investigate, police said.
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