2 people dead after 3-vehicle collision northwest of Prince Albert

A man and a woman died at the scene of a crash near Debden, Sask., on Sunday night.

Man and woman died at scene of crash near Debden

Debden, Sask., is about 90 kilometres northwest of Prince Albert. (CBC)

A man and a woman died in a three-vehicle crash near Debden, Sask., on Sunday.

At about 9 p.m. CST, RCMP from Big River were called to a collision on Highway 55, about eight kilometres south of Debden. Debden is about 90 km northwest of Prince Albert.

RCMP, Big River Ambulance, and the Debden Fire Department responded to the crash. Traffic was shut down in both directions.

A man from Prince Albert and a woman from Big River First Nation died at the scene. They had been travelling in the same vehicle, heading south, at the time of the collision.

Three occupants from the other two vehicles received minor injuries, one requiring hospitalization.

The road was reopened at about 3:30 a.m. Monday. 

Big River RCMP and the Saskatchewan Coroner's Office are investigating the cause of the collision.