Pickup driver facing multiple charges for fatal Brochet accident

A woman riding on top of the truck's cab died from injuries she received when she was thrown off

A woman from Brochet died Aug. 25 as a result of injuries she sustained in a single-vehicle accident in the community Aug. 2 and the driver has been charged with impaired driving causing death and other Criminal Code charges.

John Stanley Halkett, 41, of Brochet, was allegedly driving a pickup truck with two female passengers sitting on top of the cab when he hit some rough terrain and one of the women was thrown off the vehicle. The 28-year-old woman was transported to hospital in Winnipeg with life-threatening injures where she died Sunday.

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Thompson RCMP were informed of the incident Aug. 4.

Halkett is also charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death. He is believed to have fled from Brochet and may currently be in Lynn Lake or Kinoosao, Saskatchewan.

Anyone with information on Halkett’s whereabouts can call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com. Thompson RCMP continue to investigate and say that tips leading to Halkett’s arrest could be eligible for cash rewards.

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