Two dead, two injured after Gateway Road crash

Two women are dead after a two-vehicle crash Saturday evening near the intersection of Budden Drive and Gateway Road. Police believe a Ford Explorer travelling northbound on Gateway Road had crossed over the centre line into the southbound lanes and crashed into a Pontiac Grand Am Saturday night.

Police believe an SUV swerved into oncoming traffic before crashing into a car

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Two women are dead after a two-vehicle crash Saturday evening near the intersection of Gateway Road and Budden Drive. 

Emergency crews work at the scene of the crash on Gateway Road on Saturday. (Courtesy Howard Wong)
Two women, 23 and 42 years old, died after their car was hit head-on by an SUV that crossed over the line on Gateway Road. (Courtesy Howard Wong)
Paramedics rush away one of the victims from the crash scene on Gateway Road. (Courtesy Howard Wong)

A Ford Explorer was travelling northbound on Gateway Road around 9:30 pm and crossed over the centre line into the southbound lanes, crashing into a Pontiac Grand Am. 

The 23-year-old and 42-year-old women in the Grand Am were rushed to hospital in critical condition, but died from their injuries. 

The 28-year-old woman and 31-year-old man in the SUV were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Some neighbours in East Kildonan saw the aftermath of the crash. 

Rick Ginter had just arrived home when he saw paramedics working at the chaotic scene. 

"They worked very hard to cut open a car and get the person out, and (they started) heart compressions instantly, so we thought it was probably fairly serious," Ginter said. 

Traffic Unit investigators are still working on determining the details around the crash. They're asking anyone with information to contact them at (204) 986-6271, or to contact Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-8477.

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