Crown Does Not Authorize Charges Following Passenger Bus Collision Near Carberry

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Manitoba Prosecution Services (MPS) advises that after careful consideration no charges have been authorized against the driver of a passenger bus involved in a collision with a semi-truck at an intersection on the Trans-Canada Highway near Carberry on June 15, 2023.

Prior to the collision at the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway and Provincial Trunk Highway 5, the driver of the bus stopped before he crossed the westbound lanes at posted stop sign, then proceeded through the median and crossed the eastbound lanes into the path of an oncoming semi-truck. Seventeen people died and the driver of the bus suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Following an extensive police investigation, MPS has concluded the available evidence does not meet its charge assessment standard.

Further details about the decision are available in the BG-Manitoba_Prosecuton_Services_Clear_Statement-JUS.