St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP are reporting that a recent single-vehicle collision in the Rural Municipality in Ritchot has claimed the life of a 60-year-old De Salaberry man.

On November 5, 2022, at approximately 7:30pm, St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP were notified of a serious vehicle collision that had occurred at the intersection of Krahn Road and Doerksen Road in the RM of Ritchot.

Police say that upon arrival at the scene, a 60-year-old man, from the RM of De Salaberry, was receiving medical care on the road, but was unresponsive. He was later pronounced deceased on scene.

Initial police investigation determined that the pickup truck, driven by the De Salaberry man, was traveling north on Krahn Road when it entered the ditch at full speed where the road ends. Police believe the driver was not aware that the road ended, as there were no visible signs showing any attempt to stop the vehicle.

RCMP report that the male driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.