16-year-old crashes semi into train, Manitoba man dies

Manitoba RCMP say a man has died after the semi-trailer he was in crashed with a train Monday.

The tragic incident happened at about 4 p.m. in the RM of Brokenhead, south of Beausejour, say RCMP.

The semi was being driven by a 16-year-old, who was being trained by a 46-year-old man on how to drive the vehicle. They were heading north on Provincial Road (PR) 44E, then stopped at the railroad crossing between PR 68N and PR 69N.

A 46-year-old man is dead after a crash between a semi and a train south of Beausejour. Google Maps

For unknown reasons, the teen then drove the semi through the intersection and the vehicle was hit by the train.

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When police arrived, the man was being extracted from the semi, but was pronounced dead on scene.

The teen was taken to hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP said a forensic collision reconstructionist is helping with the investigation.

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