MACGREGOR – For the third time in a week, people have died in a crash in rural Manitoba.
At 8:10 Friday night, RCMP got a report of a speeding pickup truck going the wrong way on the Trans-Canada near MacGregor, which is west of Portage la Prairie.
The Mounties went out to intercept, but found the eastbound truck had collided with a westbound minivan.
The 63 year old man driving the truck and the 29 year old man driving the van, both from MacGregor, died at the scene. There were no passengers.
They were both wearing seatbelts, but it’s not known if alcohol played a role.
On Wednesday, a crash near Roland on Highway 23 killed a 44 year old man.
Last weekend, a serious crash near Steinbach led to the death of a 16 year old boy.