Three dead after truck collides with grader in Saskatchewan
PUNNICHY, Sask. – Three people died after a collision between a truck and a road grader roughly five kilometres south of Punnichy, Sask. on Saturday.
Around 3:43 p.m., emergency services were called to a crash on grid 640.
Investigators say a 2004 Toyota Tundra pickup truck was northbound and rear-ended a grader travelling in the same direction.
The truck had six occupants and the grader was had a lone male operator.
Two of the truck’s passengers were found dead by police on arrival.
One of the victims was a 37-year-old man from Sandy Bay, Sask. and the other was a Gordon First Nation man who was 47.
The remaining truck passengers and the female driver were found with varying degrees of injuries and were taken to hospital in Regina.
One of the female passengers succumbed to her injuries en route. The 30-year-old victim was also from Gordon First Nation.
The grader operator suffered minor injuries.
No names have been released.
A collision analyst investigated the scene but the cause of the crash is not yet known.
RCMP say charges are pending.