Manitoba RCMP are passing along tragic news Thursday following a motor vehicle collision Wednesday night.
On March 29th, at approximately 10:50 p.m. Dauphin RCMP received numerous calls about a crash involving a semi-trailer and a car at the junction of Highway 5 and Provincial Road 274 near Gilbert Plains.
Police say that the initial investigation has determined that a car with five occupants was travelling northbound on Provincial Road 274 into the town of Gilbert Plains when it failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 5. A semi-trailer was travelling eastbound on Highway 5, and the car struck the trailer portion of the semi-trailer.
Reports state that two 17-year-old males and one 18-year-old male, the driver, were pronounced deceased at the scene. All were from the Dauphin area. At the same time, an 18-year-old female from Carberry was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. A 15-year-old female from the RM of Dauphin was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, where she remains.
The 30-year-old male semi-driver from Saskatoon was not physically injured in the collision.
The investigation continues with the assistance of an RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist.
4 teens dead after collision on #MBHwy5 & PR274 last night near Gilbert Plains. Their car failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the trailer portion of a semi-trailer. Two 17yo males, 18yo male, & 18yo female deceased. 15yo female in hospital. #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/paE2fEMY1A— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) March 30, 2023