There were two fatalities on Manitoba roads on the weekend and one was in southwestern Manitoba.

On Saturday just after 2:00 pm, vVrden RCMP responded to a single-vehicle collision on Highway 83, approximately 10 kilometres south of Virden. A car left the highway on the east side of the road, struck the ditch and rolled several times.

The driver of the vehicle, a 42-year-old male, was not wearing his seat belt. He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased on scene. A 31-year-old male passenger was wearing his seat belt and was uninjured in the collision. Both were from Canupawakpa Dakota first nation.

Alcohol and speed are suspected to be factors in the collision.

An Sunday just after midnight, Headingley RCMP responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 26 in the RM of St. Francois Xavier. The vehicle was headed northbound into St. Francois Xavier when it veered onto the east shoulder, then crossed over and struck the west ditch, where it rolled.

A 28-year-old male from St. Francois Xavier was the driver and lone occupant. He was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the car. He was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the collision, however it appears speed may have played a role.

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