On August 18, 2019, at approximately 4:45pm, East St. Paul RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Henderson Highway at the north Perimeter exit ramp.
Police investigation determined that a vehicle, being driven by an 82-year-old male from the RM of East St. Paul, was heading south on Henderson Highway when it attempted to take a left-hand turn onto the north Perimeter exit ramp. The vehicle was subsequently struck by a northbound vehicle being driven by a 58-year-old male, also from the RM of East St. Paul.
RCMP report that the 82-year-old driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later pronounced deceased. The 58-year-old male driver, who was wearing his seatbelt, suffered only minor injuries.
Police noted that at this time, It appears that the driver of the vehicle attempting to turn onto the exit ramp, failed to yield the right of way. Alcohol is not a factor in the collision.
East St. Paul RCMP, along with a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist, continue to investigate.