UPDATE: One dead after accident on Highway 16

27.12.2018 08:34
By: Matthew Higgs

Three people taken to hospital


Neepawa, MB (CKLQ) - One person is dead and three people are in hospital after an accident on Highway 16 east of Neepawa Thursday morning. 

The RCMP says an ambulance was driving a patient to Winnipeg going eastbound, when it was hit by an SUV going west.

The accident happened between Highway 252 and Road 74 North.

The driver of the SUV, a 36-year-old woman from Winnipeg, died on scene.

Two paramedics and the patient were taken to hospital. 

RCMP believe poor road conditions were a factor in the accident. 

A portion of Highway 16 was closed for most of Thursday morning but reopened around 11:00 a.m.

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Neepawa, MB (CKLQ) - A portion of Highway 16, east of Neepawa, is closed after an accident.

The accident happened between Provincial Road 352 and Road 74 West. 

There is a detour in effect.

No other information has been made public at this time.