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RCMP investigate a fatal hit-and-run on the Trans-Canada Highway


RCMP investigate a fatal hit-and-run on the Trans-Canada Highway
RCMP investigate a fatal hit-and-run

By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune


Winnipeg, February 20, 2024 - Yesterday Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to a call that lead officers to find a deceased male in the median ditch of the Trans-Canada Highway in the RM of Portage la Prairie near Road 20 West. Initial investigation points to a hit-and-run incident, with vehicle debris scattered across the highway.


The victim, identified as a 59-year-old male from Long Plain First Nation, was believed to have been walking on the westbound roadway when he was struck. An autopsy is pending to determine the exact cause of death.


RCMP have retrieved debris indicating the suspect vehicle is a gloss black Toyota with noticeable damage to the driver's side mirror and front fender. Authorities urge anyone who may have witnessed a vehicle fitting this description or possesses relevant information to contact Portage RCMP at 204-857-4445.

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