On January 18, 2015, at about 1:30am, Oakbank RCMP and local emergency services responded to a report of a snowmobile collision on Pineridge Road in the RM of Springfield, Manitoba.
Police say that a 34-year-old man from Lorette, Manitoba, was operating a snowmobile when he struck an embankment. The man was then transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
RCMP report that alcohol is considered a factor in this fatality and that an RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist is assisting with the ongoing investigation.
RCMP urge snowmobile operators to be mindful of their route, proceed with caution when travelling in unknown areas and always ride sober.