A scary incident took place on Monday that left two Canadians dead. According to local authority, a Manitoba couple died after hitting a deer while riding their motorcycle. Police are now investigating the incident. 

According to Manitoba RCMP, a Canadian couple was riding their motorcycle on Yellowhead Highway on June 24, 2019. The couple were riding on the bike together, with the male driving.  

In a tweet issued by the RCMP, it states that the 64-year-old male driver and the 76-year-old woman passenger were both from Strathclair, Manitoba. 

While they were travelling along Highway 16, they allegedly collided with a deer. Both the victims were thrown from the bike following the collision. Neither survived the accident.

Deer-related accidents are not a new thing in the province. According to a 2014 study conducted by Manitoba Public Insurance, there are around 6,425 deer-related collisions annually in Manitoba alone.

At around 11 AM on that Monday, RCMP responded to a call stating there was a fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 16 at provincial road 250 near Newdale, Manitoba - about 225 km west of Winnipeg.

When officers arrived on the scene, they pronounced the woman passenger as deceased. The man was taken to the hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. 

It is not believed that drugs and alcohol were factors in the collision. RCMP have not mentioned how fast the driver was going, although one could assume he was going highway speed, which is typically 100 to 110 km/h depending on the location in Manitoba.

Manitoba RCMP are continuing to investigate the collision, with the help of a forensic collision reconstructionist. At this time, the police have not released the names of the two victims to the public. 

This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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