RCMP are asking the public to avoid making accusations in regards to the fatal motorcycle crash Saturday near Giroux.

According to police, six motorcycles were travelling west along Provincial Road 311, near Road 36E, about three miles west of Giroux. Officers have determined that the six motorcycles drove into mud debris lying on the highway. 

The lead motorcycle lost control and the driver was thrown from his bike. The 45-year-old male from Winnipeg was then struck by an eastbound pickup truck. He was pronounced dead on scene.
Police say the other motorcycle drivers had also lost control in the mud but were able to successfully put down their bikes. No other physical injuries were reported.

Since the time of the crash, individuals have been accusing local farmers for tracking mud onto the highway, suggesting they played a role in the fatality. Tara Seel with Manitoba RCMP says they understand that emotions are running high, but she urges everyone to let police complete their investigation and to avoid making accusations.

According to Seel, the investigation continues, noting they are working with an RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist. Seel says charges have not been ruled out at this point in the investigation.