Saskatchewan

Multiple trucks crash in fog near Whitewood, Sask.

Several people have been injured in crash involving five trucks on a foggy highway near Whitewood, Sask.
Five trucks, including three semis, a transport van and a pickup, were involved in a crash near Whitewood. Only two people were injured. (Submitted by Dustin)

Two people have been injured in crash involving five trucks on a foggy highway near Whitewood, Sask. 

It happened Monday morning at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 9, about 170 kilometres east of Regina, the RCMP said.  

One semi was crossing the Trans-Canada, but the driver of a second semi didn't see it in time in the thick fog and they crashed. After that, a transport truck crashed into wreckage.

Next, another semi came on the scene. It managed to avoid smashing into the other vehicles, but went into the ditch instead.

The driver was able to drive out of the ditch and kept going down the highway.

One more vehicle, a pickup truck, smashed into the wreckage. The two people inside were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

It's believed that nobody else was seriously hurt, the RCMP said.

The eastbound lanes of Trans-Canada were shut down near the crash site while emergency crews reroute traffic. The westbound lanes remained open.  

The RCMP is advising motorists to avoid the area for the next few hours.  

According to the Highway Hotline, reduced visibility due to fog is a problem around Regina, Weyburn, Carlyle, Moose Jaw, Yorkton and Wynyard.

Later in the morning, the fog had lifted around Whitewood, police said.