July 16, 2014 12:29 pm

Alcohol, no seatbelts factors in fatal Saskatchewan crash

RCMP say alcohol, not wearing seatbelts possible factors in fatal crash on a Saskatchewan First Nation.

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KAWACATOOSE FIRST NATION, Sask. – RCMP say alcohol and not wearing seatbelts may be contributing factors in a fatal crash Sunday morning on a Saskatchewan First Nation.

Mounties say the driver of a pickup truck traveling east on a grid road on the Kawacatoose First Nation lost control and entered the ditch.

The pickup then spun around and hit an embankment before landing upright on its wheels.

Three people inside the pickup were thrown from the truck. Police say they were not wearing their seatbelts.

Ramona Assoon, 29, from Kawacatoose First Nation was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy has been ordered by the office of the Chief Coroner.

The driver, a 44-year-old woman from Kawacatoose First Nation, and a second passenger, a 22-year-old Saskatoon woman, were taken to Wynyard hospital with undetermined injuries. Their names have not been released.

No charges have been laid at this time. Punnichy RCMP and the coroner’s office continue to investigate.

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