Man Dead, Winnipeg Police Officer Charged With DUI

WINNIPEG, MB. — A man is dead and a Winnipeg police officer is charged.

EMS workers raced to Main Street and Sutherland Avenue around 8:00pm Tuesday night.

A vehicle allegedly operated by an off-duty cop struck a pedestrian who was crossing Main Street from west to east.

Witnesses tell MyToba News the vehicle fled the scene, which was later confirmed by Winnipeg police.

Family have identified the victim as 23-year-old Cody Severight (pictured above).

He was rushed to hospital in critical condition where he later died.

Constable Justin Holz, 34, has been charged with Drive While Ability Impaired Causing Death and Failure to Stop at the Scene of Accident Involving Death.

Holz was released on a promise to appear in court.

The Independent Investigations Unit of Manitoba has taken over the case.

They are receiving assistance from the Central Traffic Collision Investigation Unit.

All northbound lanes of Main Street were closed between Higgins Avenue and Jarvis Avenue while police investigated.

No other information is available at this time, but MyToba News is following this developing story and will provide all updates as we receive them.

—Andrew McCrea, MyToba News

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Andrew McCrea is a hard news junkie with a passion for crime reporting. He studied business, media production, and journalism at Red River College earning two diplomas. McCrea also loves cinema, creative writing, and programming websites and software.
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