Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Driver of Truck Charged: Crash between Car, Semi Kills Two Manitoba Teenagers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Driver of Truck Charged: Crash between Car, Semi Kills Two Manitoba Teenagers

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Crash between car, semi kills two teenagers

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PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. - Two teenagers have been killed in a collision between their car and a semi-truck at a busy intersection just west of Portage la Prairie in Manitoba.

RCMP say a 19-year-old girl from the RM of Alonsa and a 17-year-old boy from Portage died on Sunday at the crash where the Trans-Canada and Yellowhead highways meet.

Police say investigators believe the driver of the semi, which was carrying a load of heavy pipes, ran a red light.

Gurjant Singh, who is 23 and from British Columbia, has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

It's the same intersection where a pedestrian from Portage la Prairie was struck and killed by a semi on Saturday. …

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