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Manitoba eyes design changes at intersection where collision killed 17

A safety review of the Manitoba intersection that saw a deadly crash between a semi-trailer and a minibus full of seniors last summer was released Monday.

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Report expected on Manitoba intersection where crash claimed 17 lives

A report is expected today on potential safety improvements to a Manitoba highway intersection that was the scene of a deadly crash last June. Emergency crews respond to the scene that closed a section of the Trans-Canada Highway near Carberry, Man., on June 15, 2023. 

The Manitoba government has released a first look at possible design changes to an intersection where a minibus carrying seniors out for a day trip collided with a semitruck last summer, in one of the worst fatal crashes in recent Canadian history.

The seniors, mostly from the town of Dauphin, were minutes away from the local casino they planned to visit when their vehicle left Highway 5 and began crossing the Trans Canada Highway, or Highway 1, at a busy rural intersection near Carberry, Man. The minibus was struck by an eastbound truck that had the right of way, according to police, in a fiery collision that left scorch marks and scattered debris, including walkers, across the pavement. 17 people died at the scene or later in hospital. 

Alex Boyd

Alex Boyd is a Calgary-based reporter for the Star. Follow her on Twitter: @alex_n_boyd.

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