Blaine Lake highway crash victims identified
RCMP have released the names of three women and one man who were killed in a three-vehicle crash near Blaine Lake, Sask., over the weekend.
The collision involving a Pontiac Grand Prix, a Honda Civic and a Dodge Voyageur on Highway 12, near the Petrofka Bridge south of the community, was reported at around 1:30 p.m. CST on Saturday.
In a release Sunday, RCMP identified the four people who died in the crash as:
- Curtis Lafond, 45, from the Mont Nebo, Sask., area.
- Brittany Omani, 19, from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.
- Lillian Arcand, 81, from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.
- Amy Arcand, 21, from the Mistawasis First Nation.
Family members told CBC News the two young women were cousins, while the 81-year-old woman was their grandmother.
Three other people were taken to the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon with non-life threatening injuries.
RCMP said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.
It remains unclear which vehicles the deceased and the injured individuals were in at the time of the collision.
Blaine Lake is located about 80 kilometres north of Saskatoon.