August 30, 2014 3:08 pm

One dead after 2 separate rollovers near Melfort, Sask.

Alcohol believed involved in two separate pickup truck rollovers near Melfort, Sask.

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MELFORT, Sask. – Saskatchewan RCMP were called to two separate rollovers near Melfort on Friday night involving pickup trucks.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in both crashes, according to RCMP.

The first happened at 7:49 p.m., when emergency services responded to a single vehicle rollover on a grid road south of Melfort near Lac Vert, Sask.

RCMP say an 18-year-old man had been ejected from a pickup truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Five other occupants were taken to Melfort Hospital. Two males were further airlifted to Saskatoon with serious injuries; however, their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Then just before midnight, there was another rollover on a grid road northwest of Melfort.

A 19-year-old driver was ejected from the pickup truck. He was airlifted to Saskatoon with life-threatening injuries.

A 21-year-old passenger was also taken to hospital in Melfort. His injuries are said to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigations into both rollovers are continuing.

Melfort is approximately 160 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

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