At 7:30 am on January 4, 2021, Morris RCMP responded to a report of a semi-trailer that had hit the ditch on Highway 59, located approximately two kilometres north of Roseau River, in the RM of Emerson-Franklin.
Officers attended to the scene and were advised by the uninjured driver, a 64-year-old male from Ile des Chenes, that he was travelling southbound along Highway 59 when he suddenly struck a farm tractor that he did not see on the Highway. The collision resulted in the farm tractor being pushed a considerable distance off the Highway and into the wooded area with the semi following behind and it's trailer rolling onto its side.
The driver of the farm tractor, a 72-year-old male from the RM of Emerson-Franklin, was pronounced deceased on scene.
Alcohol and speed are not factors in the collision.
Morris RCMP along with the Criminal Collision Investigation Team and a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist, continue to investigate.