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Two seperate snowmobile accidents claim the lives of two Manitobans

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: December 2, 2019 14:26

Officers say neither rider was wearing a helmet

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Two seperate snowmobile collisions over the weekend have claimed the lives of two Manitobans. 

On Saturday (Nov 30) Killarney RCMP responded to an accident northwest of Ninette. 

A 28-year-old man from the RM of Prairie Lakes, was travelling northbound on the side of the road, when officers say, he may have veered off and collided with a tree. The 28-year-old was transported to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

On Sunday (Dec 1), at 7:35 am, the Churchill RCMP received a report of a snowmobile collision in a back lane located near Kelsey Boulevard.

A 20-year-old man, from Churchill, was travelling northbound down the back lane when his snowmobile collided with a south facing flat deck semi-trailer. The 20-year-old was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officers say the riders in both collisions were not wearing a helmet 

The two collisions remain under investigation.

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