6 die in Sask. highway accidents on the weekend
Two 16-year-old Regina girls and a 23-year-old man were killed Saturday and a 16-year-old boy was seriously injured in one of four fatal accidents onSaskatchewan roads on the weekend.
RCMP saidthe teens were ridingin aFord Mustang that apparently could not stop as it approached a highway intersection from a gravel road, about 20 kilometres south of Regina around noon.
It slid into the path of a semi -trailerand theimpact broke the car in two.
The rear portion of the car slid into the path of another semi-trailer, heading the opposite direction.
The two 16-year-olds have been identified as Mikenzie Hoberg and Tara Berner, both students at Thom Collegiate. School officials said grief counsellors would be available for students and staff Monday.
The name of the 23-year-old man hasn't yet been released. He died after being thrown from the car. The 16-year-old boy, who was driving the car, was rushed to hospital and at last report was in serious condition.
Three other traffic deaths
There were at least three other deaths on Saskatchewan roads over the weekend:
- A 56-year-old semi driver from Minnedosa, Man., was killed when his truck, hauling anhydrous ammonia, rolled over between Maple Creek and the Alberta border on Friday just before midnight. Slippery road conditions were a factor.
- On Saturday morning, a 53-year-old man died when his pickup truck was involved in a collision with a semi-trailer hauling lumber materials.
- Also on Saturday, a 46-year-old woman died on Highway 9 just north of Yorkton. Her car was struck by apick-up truckwhile she was trying to get onto the highway.