Winnipeg police say driver in fatal collision fled police, crashed into another vehicle – Winnipeg

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Winnipeg police say driver in fatal collision fled police, crashed into another vehicle - Winnipeg

Winnipeg police say a woman has died and several other people have been injured in a collision involving a vehicle that was fleeing police.

The crash happened at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the area of Salter Street and Boyd Avenue, police said in a statement.

According to police, officers tried to pull over a vehicle for a traffic stop but the driver “took off at a high rate of speed.”

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Seconds later, the vehicle hit another car in the nearby intersection of Andrews Street and Boyd Avenue.

The woman who was killed was in the vehicle that had been struck. Two passengers — an infant and a child — were sent to hospital.

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Two people from the vehicle that had fled police were also transported to hospital.

Police said most of the victims are in critical or serious condition.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba, which investigates serious incidents involving police, has been called to investigate.




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