Winnipeg police charge teen in fatal October collision

Winnipeg police say a 17-year-old has been charged in connection with a fatal collision in October.

The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) says the two-vehicle collision happened on Oct. 16, at the intersection of Empress Street and Sargent Avenue.

Officers needed to extract the 81-year-old from the heavily damaged vehicle. A 45-year-old man in the vehicle was also injured.

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The 81-year-old woman was identified as Corazon Manguerra. She was taken to a hospital in unstable condition, where she later died from her injuries.

At the time, the occupants of the other vehicle – a late model dark Dodge Caravan – fled on foot, before being arrested at a later time.

A 19-year-old, from the Caravan, was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery for injuries sustained in the collision.

Through an investigation, the WPS says it was able to determine who was driving the Caravan at the time of the accident and has since charged a 17-year-old with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death, two counts of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm, and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

Police say an investigation is still ongoing, and if anyone has any information, including dash cam footage, to contact investigators at 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

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