A two vehicle accident along Highway #12 north of Steinbach claimed the lives of two elderly women from Niverville on November 11.
According to Steinbach RCMP, the collision occurred around 3PM when a northbound vehicle driven by an elderly woman hit an eastbound gravel truck. The collision took place at the corner of Highway #12 and Clearspring Road. Both the 95 year old driver and her 83 year old passenger died at the scene. The eighteen year old driver of the gravel truck was uninjured in the incident.
Police say evidence suggests the driver of the vehicle failed to stop at a red light. Alcohol was not a contributor to the accident.
Two elderly women from Niverville died as a result of this collision at the corner of Highway #12 and Clearspring Road, north of Steinbach.