A 17-year-old male from St. Pierre-Jolys has died as the result of a recent two-vehicle head-on collision that occurred just south of Prefontaine Road (Road 43 North).

On November 21, 2021, at approximately 6:20pm, St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP responded a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 59, approximately half a kilometre south of Prefontaine Road (Road 43 North). When officers arrived on scene, all occupants of both vehicles were receiving emergency medical attention.

Initial police investigation determined that a southbound pickup truck, driven by a 17-year-old male from St. Pierre-Jolys, collided head-on with a northbound pickup truck being driven by a 58-year-old male from Winnipeg. The pickup also had a 45-year-old female passenger.

Police say that all three individuals involved in the collision were transported to hospital with serious injuries. On November 23, the 17-year-old male succumbed to the injuries he received in the collision.

RCMP report that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision. At the time of the collision, visibility was clear and the roads were dry with a small strip of snow on the centre line.

The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of an RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist.