WINNIPEG – The gravel truck driver who was in a head-on collision with a Winnipeg police officer facing charges is wondering… ‘Why me?’
Constable Trent Milan, who was facing 34 charges, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Garven Road Monday morning.
The officer swerved in front of Robert Morgan’s gravel truck on Garven Road Monday morning and was killed instantly.
The gravel truck wound up in the bush on the side of the road.
Morgan tells 680 CJOB he understands there was nothing he could have done to avoid the collision.
“He went from… driving up to me and I just thought he was going to go past me and all of a sudden he was right in front of me,” says Morgan. “There was no slow, gradual, crossover the line. He was in his lane to my lane within a second or two.”
Morgan adds that he didn’t have time to think, he simply reacted.
“I just turned into the bush, trying to keep my wheels on the ground,” says Morgan. “My main concern was my truck. I didn’t want to go over and be dead too.”
Morgan says his ribs are really sore and he’s having trouble sleeping because of the pain.