Update - Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to deceased person on Trans-Canada Highway

February 26, 2024
RM of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

News release


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The driver of the vehicle involved in the collision has been identified. The investigation continues.

On February 19, 2024, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report of someone laying in the median ditch of the Trans-Canada Highway in the RM of Portage la Prairie near Road 20 West. Officers arrived on scene, and it was confirmed that the male was deceased.

Debris from a vehicle was strewn across the highway, indicating that the male was a victim of a hit and run. An autopsy will be completed to confirm cause of death.

Officers recovered debris that indicates the suspect vehicle is a gloss black Toyota. The vehicle will have significant damage to the driver side mirror and front fender. This damage also indicates that the 59-year-old male from Long Plain First Nation was walking on the westbound roadway.

RCMP are asking anyone who has seen a vehicle with damage matching the description provided, or anyone who has any information related to this incident, to call Portage RCMP at 204-857-4445.


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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