Fatal ATV crash considered suspicious, Manitoba RCMP say

An ATV crash that left a 35-year-old man dead in western Manitoba is being investigated as a suspicious death, say RCMP.

Police are not saying why it is considered suspicious, but noted in a Friday news release they have received several calls asking about a manhunt related to the incident.

However, they say there is no risk to public safety and more details will be released when available.

Officers were called around 2:30 p.m. Thursday about the crash on Highway 489 near Highway 271, between Lake Winnipegosis and Duck Mountain Provincial Park.

The 35-year-old man, from Pine Creek First Nation, was declared dead at the scene. A 39-year-old woman had serious but non-life-threatening injuries. She was transported to hospital.

The RCMP’s major crime services and forensic identification services continue to investigate.

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