4 teens dead, 1 seriously hurt after crash in western Manitoba: RCMP

Four teens are dead and one is seriously injured after the car they were in blew a stop sign and crashed into a semi-trailer in western Manitoba on Wednesday night, RCMP say.

Two 17-year-old boys and the 18-year-old man driving the car were pronounced dead at the scene. All were from the Dauphin, Man., area, according to police. An 18-year-old woman from Carberry, Man., was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

A 15-year-old girl from the rural municipality of Dauphin was taken with serious injuries to hospital, where she remains, RCMP said in a Thursday news release.

Mounties said they got numerous calls about the crash at the junction of Highway 5 and Provincial Road 274 near the western Manitoba community of Gilbert Plains — about 275 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg — just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

The initial investigation determined the teens’ car was going north on Provincial Road 274 into Gilbert Plains when it failed to stop at a stop sign and hit the trailer part of the semi, which was going east on Highway 5.

The 30-year-old Saskatoon man driving the semi was not physically injured, RCMP said.

Mounties said their investigation into the crash continues with the help of an RCMP forensic collision reconstructionist.