Another deadly weekend on Southern Saskatchewan highways

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RCMP reported a pair of fatal vehicle incidents in Southern Saskatchewan over the weekend.

On Friday evening a motorcycle rider was killed on Highway #58, eight kilometers north of Lafleche. Gravelbourg RCMP responded to the accident scene, and investigation of the incident is currently ongoing with the assistance of a Traffic Analyst.

The name of the motorcyclist has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin.

A two vehicle collision near Outlook on Saturday claimed the life of one individual and sent five others to hospital.

Outlook RCMP report the collision occurred shortly before 6 p.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Highway #219 and Highway 15, 18 kilometers East of Outlook.

A 27-year-old female passenger from Saskatoon was pronounced deceased at the scene. A two-year-old in the same Southbound vehicle was taken by STARS  to hospital with critical injuries, while the male driver was taken to hospital by ambulance. The eastbound vehicle involved in the crash had five occupants, with three individuals taken to hospital with various injuries.

The name of the deceased has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin.

The cause of Saturday's collision is still under investigation, with the assistance of a Traffic Analyst.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Lafleche, Outlook

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  • Michele
    August 30, 2013 - 00:30

    Coming from BC where the road types and conditions are extremely worse than those in SW Saskatchewan, I have to blame drivers for these accidents. I have never encountered worse drivers than in this area...always talking, eating, texting, yes.... driving drunk!....Not paying attention to the road. Just yesterday, we were almost in a head-on with an obviously distracted driver who failed to make a gentle curve in the road....It had been very slippery due to rain but thankfully my good BC driving skills saved us!!! Police need to crack down on distracted drivers as in other provinces and drivers..for GOD SAKES...don't take your eyes off the road for any reason......

    • Leanne
      September 03, 2013 - 13:21

      Of course drivers are always at fault for accidents, no matter what the road conditions are. There are distracted driving laws in effect for Saskatchewan (which actually has some of the stiffer penalties in the country) but you have no idea what caused this accident. There will always be people talking, eating, texting, etc (I'm sure you've had a coffee while driving at least once in your driving history), so don't be so quick to call the drivers in this province terrible. I'm glad that you avoided an accident here. The woman that died was actually my friend and their two-year old was so amazing and your comments don't help the fact that their young family was torn apart by some negligence of sorts on this highway. It's a terrible situation and I think the best everyone can do is just take a moment and say a quick prayer for the family and hope that this can be avoided in the future.