WINNIPEG — Three people are dead and one is suffering from life-threatening injuries following a collision between a van and a train near Strathclair, Man., on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Police said the collision took place on Road 126W, one kilometre east of Strathclair, around 11:30 a.m.
Officers said a van, with four people in it, was driving north when it was hit by a westbound CP Rail train.
The driver of the van, a 27-year-old man from Dauphin, Man., was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The three passengers died at the scene.
The deceased include a 45-year-old man from Sandy Bay First Nation, a 25-year-old man from Waywayseecappo First Nation, and a 19-year-old man from Dauphin.
RCMP, a forensic collision reconstructionist, and CP police continue to investigate.
Strathclair is located about 70 kilometres northwest of Brandon, Man.
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