1 dead, 4 in hospital after crash in RM of Portage la Prairie

A 41-year-old man from Portage la Prairie, Man., is dead and four people are in hospital after a crash on Wednesday.

RCMP were called to the intersection of Provincial Road 240 and Municipal Road 60N in the rural municipality of Portage la Prairie shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, police said in a news release.

Police say the man who died was driving east on Municipal Road 60N with a 41-year-old woman and two boys, aged two and three, when their vehicle entered the intersection and was hit by an SUV heading south.

The 41-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. The 41-year-old woman and two young boys were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the SUV, a 23-year-old woman, was also taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation continues.