Steinbach RCMP investigating fatal off-road vehicle collision

March 25, 2020
Steinbach, Manitoba

News release

On March 23, 2020, at 9:00 am, Steinbach RCMP received information from the Chief Medical Examiners Office in regards to a fatal off road vehicle collision that took place on March 21 in the RM of Reynolds. The Steinbach RCMP confirmed that they had not received such a report and initiated an investigation.

Officers believe that on March 21, 2020, at approximately 6:00 pm, a 53-year-old male and 46-year-old female passenger, both from Marchand, were operating a side by side on Trail 19 in the Marchand area when they suddenly swerved off the trail and came to a stop. Conditions on the trail at the time were reported to be rough due to the melting conditions.

The 53-year-old male suffered a serious life-threatening injury after being struck by a large branch. Other riders in their group stopped to assist and called 911.

STARS Air Ambulance attended the scene and transported the 53-year-old male to hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Steinbach RCMP, along with the Chief Medical Examiners Office, continue to investigate.


Contact information

Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations
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File number: 2020394184

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