Little Grand Rapids RCMP respond to fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision

February 17, 2022
Pauingassi First Nation, Manitoba

News release

On February 16, 2022, at 12:50 am, officers from Little Grand Rapids RCMP received a report of a vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred on the main road in Pauingassi First Nation.

Officers were advised that a 24-year-old male was walking on the road when he was struck by a vehicle. As a result of the collision, the vehicle slid into a snowbank where the driver and passenger fled on foot.

The victim was taken to the nursing station where he was later pronounced deceased.

The driver of the vehicle, who was not injured, was identified as a 37-year-old female from the community. She was located at her residence and arrested for Impaired Driving Causing Death. She was taken to the detachment where samples of her breath were obtained and found to be over the legal limit.

RCMP have charged 37-year-old Stephanie Keeper, from Pauingassi First Nation, with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance Causing Death and Failure to Stop after Accident. She was remanded into custody for a court appearance scheduled February 18, 2022, in Winnipeg.

Little Grand Rapids RCMP, with support from the Criminal Collision Investigation Team and an RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist continue to investigate.

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Contact information

Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations
204-983-8497

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File number: 2022-197884

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