Two Melfort-area rollovers believed to be alcohol-related
One man dead, another facing life-threatening injuries in two separate rollovers Friday night
Two serious rollovers that happened hours apart in the Melfort, Sask. area on Friday night are believed to be alcohol-related.
Just before 8:00 p.m. CST, emergency crews were called to a single vehicle rollover on a grid road near Lac Vert, Sask.
Lac Vert is approximately 50 kilometres south of Melfort.
When they arrived, crews discovered an 18-year-old man who was dead. They believe he died on scene after he was ejected from a pickup truck.
Five other people who were in the truck were taken to hospital in Melfort.
Two of those passengers had serious injuries and were later airlifted to hospital in Saskatoon by a STARS helicopter. However, their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Hours later, just before midnight, a second rollover was called in to police.
A 19-year-old man was ejected from a pickup truck he was driving on a grid road eight kilometres northwest of Kinistino, Sask.
Kinistino is approximately 30 kilometres northwest of Melfort.
The driver was airlifted to Saskatoon with life-threatening injuries.
A 21-year-old passenger was taken to hospital in Melfort.
Police continue to investigate both incidents.