4 killed in deadly weekend on Saskatchewan highways

Saskatchewan RCMP said it responded to four separate fatal motor vehicle collisions on Aug. 29 and 30. Files / Global News

Four people are dead following four separate collisions on Saskatchewan highways on the weekend.

RCMP said three of the collisions happened on Aug. 29.

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The first happened on Highway 1 roughly 10 kilometres east of Moose Jaw at around 4:17 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses told RCMP that an SUV heading north on a grid road ran a stop sign at a high rate of speed and struck a semi-trailer heading east on the highway.

Police said the SUV was engulfed in flames when officers arrived.

The driver of the SUV, a 77-year-old man, was declared dead at the scene. Police have not released his name.

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The driver of the semi was not injured.

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The second collision happened around 7:30 p.m. on Highway 4 north of Cochin.

Police have not released the nature of the collision, but said a passenger in a vehicle was taken to hospital in the Battlefords.

The 21-year-old woman later died from her injuries.

RCMP said the driver of the vehicle fled from the crash scene and has not been located.

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Alcohol is believed to be a factor in Saturday’s third fatal crash.

Pelican Narrows RCMP said officers were called to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 135 at around 8:45 involving an SUV with seven occupants.

Police said a passenger in the SUV, a 28-year-old woman, was ejected from the vehicle.

She was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. Her name has not been released.

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Five other passengers were taken to hospital in Pelican Narrows or Flin Flon for treatment of their injuries.

The driver fled the scene, but police said she was located at a clinic in Pelican Narrows. The 22-year-old woman was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

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The fourth fatal collision happened Sunday afternoon when a vehicle rolled on a gravel road near Lebret.

One passenger in the vehicle, a 20-year-old woman, was declared dead at the scene. Her name has not been released.

A second passenger, an 18-year-old woman, suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to a hospital in Regina. There is no word on her current condition.

A boy under the age of 16, who police suspect had been the one driving, was taken to hospital for what police believe are non-critical injuries.

RCMP said all four fatal collisions remain under investigation.

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