More people died on Manitoba’s highways and back country in 2015 than the year before.
In RCMP jurisdiction, there were 70 fatal collisions last year, resulting in 79 deaths. That’s one more collision and five more deaths than in 2014.
Sixty-three of the collisions happened on roadways. The other seven happened off-road, involving vehicles like snowmobiles and ATVs.
Six of the deadly crashes involved pedestrians or cyclists. Motorcyclists were involved in five others.
But the number of fatal collisions is down from what it was five years ago. The five-year average from 2010-2014 is 78 collisions and 88 deaths per year.