Two men taken to hospital after accident north of Thompson Jan. 5

One vehicle caught fire after two pickups collided on Highway 391

A 54-year-old man from Thompson and a 55-year-old man from Tadoule Lake were taken to hospital for treatment of injuries after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 391 just north of Thompson Jan. 5.

The collision was reported to RCMP around 3:15 p.m. Saturday and they arrived to find one of the vehicles involved on fire. Both men taken to hospital had gotten out of that vehicle, while the 41-year-old driver and sole occupant of the other vehicle involved had minor injuries but remained at the scene to speak with police.

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Investigation determined that a red northbound pickup truck, driven by the 41-year-old, had crossed the centre line and collided with a grey southbound pickup, which then caught fire.

Police do not believe that alcohol was a factor in the collision and say that, at this stage of the ongoing investigation, mechanical failure may have been the cause.

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