On July 16, 2021, at 5:25 am, St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP received a report of a vehicle travelling the wrong way on the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately eight kilometres east of Deacon's Corner in the RM of Tache, Manitoba. Officers in the area immediately headed toward that location.
At 5:32 am, RCMP received a report of a head-on collision at that same location. Initial investigation has determined a 70-year-old male from Winnipeg was travelling eastbound in the westbound lane on the highway when his vehicle struck a westbound car head-on. The 70-year-old male was the only occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced deceased on scene. The 30-year-old male driver of the westbound car, from La Broquerie, was transported to Winnipeg hospital with serious injuries.
The westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada were closed for several hours and traffic was detoured while officers conducted investigation at the scene. A RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist attended to assist with the investigation.