September 1, 2014 12:40 pm

Update: Five killed in separate Saskatchewan crashes over long weekend

Alcohol believed to be factor in three fatal crashes as five people killed on Saskatchewan roads during Labour Day long weekend.

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Five people were killed in five separate crashes in Saskatchewan during the Labour Day long weekend.

One person was killed after a pickup truck and a gravel truck collided on Highway 20 near St. Benedict Friday afternoon.

Two others were injured and were taken to Humboldt Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

On Friday evening, Mounties were called to a rollover on a grid road five kilometres northeast of Lac Vert.

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An 18-year-old man was declared dead at the scene after he was thrown from his pickup truck.

Five others were taken to Melfort Hospital and two men further transported to Saskatoon by STARS for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP say alcohol may be a factor in the deadly rollover.

The third crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on Highway 39 just north of Milestone when a northbound Chevy Avalanche and a southbound semi collided.

The driver of the Avalanche, an 18-year-old man from Moose Jaw was declared dead at the scene.

Then just before midnight on Saturday, Mounties were called to a two-vehicle head-on crash between a southbound SUV and a northbound pickup truck on Highway 6 just north of Regina.

The driver of the SUV was declared dead at the scene.

The passenger in the SUV and three people in the pickup were taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor. Road conditions were good at the time with reduced visibility due to thick fog cover.

Late Sunday evening, a man was killed after his mini van left Highway 22 just west of Neuforf, entered a slough and rolled, coming to a rest on it’s roof.

The 55-year-old Neuforf man was declared dead at the scene.

Melville RCMP say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

Mounties have not released any names and all four crashes remain under investigation.

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