Manitoba RCMP are reporting that a 32-year-old woman was captured after fleeing the scene of a recent three-vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 3, approximately four kilometres south of Oak Bluff.

On February 19, 2024, at 7pm, RCMP officers from Stonewall and Headingley, along with RCMP Traffic Services, responded to a report of a three-vehicle collision on Highway 3.

Investigators determined that a pickup truck, being driven by a 32-year-old female from Sanford, was traveling south on Highway 3 when she collided into the rear of another southbound vehicle, being driven by a 20-year-old male from Reinland. The vehicle that was struck then pushed into the northbound lane, where it collided with a northbound vehicle, being driven by a 23-year-old male from Winnipeg.

Police say that the 20-year-old male driver, in the southbound vehicle, along with the four female passengers from the northbound vehicle, were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. It was noted that the 23-year-old male driver of the northbound vehicle was not physically injured.

RCMP report that the 32-year-old female driver of the southbound vehicle, that initiated the collisions, fled the scene on foot. With the assistance of Police Service Dog Phox, the suspect was tracked to a nearby field, where she was arrested for impaired driving causing bodily harm.

Officers noted that the female suspect was not dressed for the weather, and subsequently transported to hospital where she remains.