69-Year-Old Man Dies in Collision with Drunk Driver

Manitoba Post StaffNews

TEULON – A 69-year-old man died in a two two-vehicle collision on Highway 17, approximately six kilometres west of Teulon, on Friday night.

Police said the initial investigation has determined that an eastbound vehicle, being driven by a 27-year-old man from Inwood, hit the shoulder and overcorrected where it then collided with a westbound vehicle, being driven by a 69-year-old man from the RM of Armstrong.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital where the 69-year-old man was later pronounced dead.

The 27-year-old man was arrested for Impaired Driving Causing Death and remains in hospital at this time with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Mounties say it’s unknown if seatbelts were in use at the time. Police believe speed was also a factor in the collision.