Russell RCMP investigating fatal collision involving farm implement - Media Release Nov 7, 2023

On November 3, 2023, at 4:50 pm, Russell RCMP received a report of a combine harvester having rolled over into a slough located off of Provincial Road 592, near Road 140N, in the RM of Riding Mountain West.

Investigators have determined that a 55-year-old male, from Roblin, was operating a combine and heading southbound on PR 592 when it lost control on an icy downhill portion of the road. The combine then slid into a steep embankment and rolled onto its roof into the water.

A witness, who was operating a combine in front of the victim, jumped into the icy water and pulled the victim from the cab of the combine and provided medical assistance until EMS arrived.

The 55-year-old male was pronounced deceased on scene.

Russell RCMP continue to investigate.