RCMP Major Crime Services and MFNPS lay charges in death

April 2, 2024
Winnipeg, Manitoba

News release

On March 31, 2024, at approximately 1:00 am, Manitoba First Nations Police Service (MFNPS) responded to a motor vehicle versus pedestrian collision, on Long Plain First Nation.

A 21-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and pinned underneath. First responders were able to get him out and into an ambulance, however he succumbed to his injuries while en route to hospital.

The investigation led officers to determine that the death was a result of homicide and Manitoba RCMP Major Crime Services has taken carriage of the investigation.

The driver of the vehicle, 44-year-old Owen Smoke of Long Plain First Nation, has been charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death and Manslaughter.

He was remanded into custody.

RCMP and MFNPS continue to investigate.


Contact information

Phone: 204-983-8497
Email: Media.Relations.RCMP.Manitoba@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Manitoba RCMP Media Relations Unit

Tara Seel, Media Relations Officer
Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
Robert Cyrenne, Director Communications and Media Relations

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File number: 2024-416903

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