Students gathered in Regina to remember Spenser Borlase. ((Sheryl Rennie/CBC))

The 18-year-old man killed in a devastating highway crash Friday near Prince Albert was Spenser Borlase, a rookie defensive lineman for the University of Regina Rams.

Borlase and a 25-year-old Prince Albert woman died in the two-vehicle crash, which occurred on Highway 11 about three kilometres from MacDowall, Sask., RCMP said.

Family members and a former football coach at Michael A. Riffel high school in Regina confirmed the young man's identity to a CBC reporter this morning.

According to the University of Regina Rams website, Borlase was an all-star player whose high school career was marked by a city championship in 2007 and a second-place finish in 2008.

The 25-year-old Prince Albert woman has not yet been identified.


Friends of Spenser Borlase set up a makeshift memorial. ((Sheryl Rennie/CBC))

The car driven by Borlase veered into the opposite lane and hit the woman's minivan as it approached, RCMP said late Saturday night.

Four other people — including two girls aged 2 and 1 — were also injured in the incident, which happened at about 11 p.m. Friday.

The four were all passengers in the Prince Albert woman's vehicle. Borlase was the lone occupant of his vehicle.

The injured passengers were treated in hospital. Three had non-life-threatening injuries and were treated in Prince Albert, RCMP said, while the fourth had serious injuries and had to be treated in Saskatoon.

Police continue to investigate. It's unknown whether alcohol played a factor.

MacDowall is about 25 kilometres southwest of Prince Albert.