St. Andrews senior hit by vehicle, killed on rural Manitoba highway

A 68-year-old man is dead after police say he was hit by a vehicle while walking on a highway in St. Andrews, Man. early Tuesday.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Highway 9 at Donald Road around 8:20 a.m.

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RCMP say the man had been walking north in the lane of traffic when he was hit by a northbound vehicle.

The victim was rushed to hospital where he later died.

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The driver, a 47-year-old man from the RM of St. Andrews, was not injured.

Police say drugs or alcohol were not factors in the crash.

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

Police haven’t said whether or not charges are expected to be laid in connection with the crash.

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