Five year old boy dies after being hit by a Tow Truck in Winnipeg

On Friday, June 25th, at approximately 7:00 pm Uniform officers of the Winnipeg Police Service were summoned to the intersection of Manitoba Avenue and Charles Street in response to a motor vehicle collision involving a cyclist.

At this point in the investigation, it has been determined that a tow truck was travelling westbound on Manitoba Avenue and collided with a cyclist that was travelling southbound on Charles Street. As a result of the collision, the cyclist, a 5 year old male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This intersection is controlled by 4-way stop signs. The 52 year old male driver of the tow truck was interviewed and has been released pending further investigation by the Central Traffic Unit.

Previous media reports have indicated that the tow truck driver attempted to flee the scene following the collision however the investigation has revealed that this is not the case. The driver in fact called for help via his 2-way radio and remained on scene.

Police believed that there may have been a vehicle travelling eastbound on Manitoba Avenue that stopped for the stop sign at Charles Street, and then proceeded to travel southbound onto Charles Street just prior to the collision. Occupant(s) of this vehicle may have information pertinent to the investigation and the Winnipeg Police Service is asking the driver to contact the Central Traffic Unit at 986-6271.

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