Icy road leads to fatal combine rollover


RCMP in western Manitoba are investigating a fatal combine rollover.

Police say they received a report of a combine harvester having rolled over into a slough located off of Provincial Road 592 in the RM of Riding Mountain West in the late afternoon on November 3rd.

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

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

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

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