Snowmobiler killed in crash with pedestrian in Pimicikamak Cree Nation

Police say alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a fatal snowmobile crash in Pimicikamak Cree Nation early Sunday.

In a release Monday, RCMP say a snowmobile with two riders hit a pedestrian on the main road near New Alberts Lake around 5:20 a.m.

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They say the driver, a 25-year-old man from Pimicikamak Cree Nation, was taken to the nursing station where he later died.

The pedestrian, a 22-year-old man from Pimicikamak Cree Nation was transported to hospital in Winnipeg with what police describe as serious injuries.

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The passenger suffered minor injuries, police say.

Police say the driver and passenger were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

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Investigators say alcohol was likely a factor in the crash.

Cross Lake RCMP continue to investigate with help from the RCMP’s criminal collision investigation team and a forensic collision reconstructionist.

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