Paint Lake Provincial Park, Manitoba September 8, 2020

Thompson RCMP respond to fatal single-vehicle collision


On September 7, 2020, at 3:20 am, officers from the Thompson RCMP responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision in Paint Lake Provincial Park.

A witness advised police that a vehicle had driven into the brush in the campground and struck a tree.

Officers located the vehicle and found an unresponsive 17-year-old male, pinned underneath it, who was pronounced deceased on scene.

The driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old male from Thompson, was located at the scene and arrested for Impaired Driving Causing Death and taken back to the Detachment for a breath test. The driver was found to have a blood alcohol concentration nearly twice the legal limit.

The 17-year-old was later released from custody with charges pending.

Thompson RCMP along with a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist continue to investigate.