Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash that killed a woman near Punnichy, Sask., on the weekend, police say.

RCMP said charges are pending after a pickup truck went out of control on Kawacatoose First Nation and went into a ditch early Sunday morning.

The truck spun around and hit an embankment, throwing all three occupants out. None of them was wearing seat belts.

A woman passenger, 29, died at the scene.

The driver, a woman, 44, and the other passenger, a woman, 22, were injured.

Police say alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.
Punnichy is about 125 kilometres northeast of Regina.