Emergency crews could be spotted on the east side of the Trans-Canada Highway on April 9.
Portage la Prairie RCMP was on the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 at Angle Road, in the RM of Portage la Prairie around 12 p.m.
Police say an investigation determined an eastbound semi-trailer, being driven by a 21-year-old male from the RM of West St Paul, collided with a southbound grain truck driven by a 77-year-old male from Haywood as the grain truck attempted to cross Highway 1.
The 77-year-old driver was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased, while The 21-year-old driver was treated for minor injuries and released.
An RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist and the RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team are assisting with the ongoing investigation.