Driver not buckled up when minivan plunges off road into trees: police

By on October 24, 2017


“Addressing the issue of harassment in public places and the victim blaming-and-shaming that occurs throughout the reporting and judicial system will be key to prevent violence and to ensure that survivors do not suffer further at the hands of the police, the RCMP and the judiciary,” Conservative MP and committee chair Marilyn Gladu told a news conference Monday. (Photo: Royal Canadian Mounted Police/ Facebook)
RCMP say a westbound minivan went off a road into some trees Sunday evening, about 14 kilometres northwest of Grandview. (Photo: Royal Canadian Mounted Police/ Facebook)

GRANDVIEW, Man. — Two men have been killed in a single-vehicle accident in west-central Manitoba.

RCMP say a westbound minivan went off a road and into some trees Sunday evening, about 14 kilometres northwest of Grandview.

The 22-year-old driver died at the scene while a 48-year-old passenger died in hospital.

Both men were from the Valley River First Nation.

Police say it appears the driver was not wearing his seatbelt, but the passenger was buckled up.

It’s not yet known if alcohol was a factor in the crash.