Spruce Plains RCMP officer involved in collision

September 13, 2021
Minnedosa, Manitoba

News release

On September 10, 2021, at approximately 5:15 pm, Spruce Plains RCMP and RCMP Westman Traffic Services were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 16. One marked police vehicle and one unmarked police vehicle were stopped on the south shoulder of Highway 16, facing east, when a westbound vehicle on Highway 16 committed a Highway Traffic Act offence. Emergency lights were activated on the unmarked police vehicle driven by the officer from Spruce Plains Detachment, which then began to head eastbound and attempt a u-turn into the westbound lane. The police vehicle was struck by an eastbound vehicle.

The officer in the unmarked vehicle as well as the driver and passenger of the other vehicle were all transported to local hospital. The officer and the driver of the vehicle have since been released. The passenger remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The marked police vehicle on scene at the time of the collision was equipped with a camera. A RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist is assisting with the ongoing investigation. The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has been notified of the collision.


Contact information

Tara Seel, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations

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File number: 20211359644

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