Saskatchewan

Saskatoon woman, 49, charged after Hwy. 11 crash leaves 3 dead

A 33-year-old woman, 34-year-old man, and two-year-old boy were killed in crash early Sunday morning outside Saskatoon. A five-year-old girl remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Toddler, 2 adults killed in Sunday morning crash

Catherine McKay has been charged with three counts of impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death after a fatal collision on Highway 11 and Wanuskewin Road outside Saskatoon. (Victoria Dinh/CBC)

A 49-year-old woman has made her first court appearance in connection to a fatal collision on Highway 11 and Wanuskewin Road outside Saskatoon this weekend.

49-year-old Catherine McKay has been charged with three counts of impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death. She's been remanded to Pine Grove Correctional Centre until Thursday.

Three people are dead following the two-car crash early Sunday morning.

RCMP said a Hyundai Elantra car was travelling west on Highway 11 when it was hit by a Jeep Wrangler SUV, driven by McKay, attempting to cross the highway on Wanuskewin Road.

The car had four people inside — a 33-year-old female passenger, a 34-year-old male driver, a two-year-old boy, and a five-year-old girl — all from Saskatoon.

Emergency crews at a fatal crash on the corner of Highway 11 and Wanuskewin Road. (Saskatoon Fire Department)

Both adults were pronounced dead at the scene. The children were taken to hospital, where the two-year-old boy later died. 

Police continue to investigate.

Catherine McKay is listed as the Executive Director of the Saskatoon Sports Council. She has also professionally wrestled under the name Cathie Cougar in the Canadian Wrestling Federation.

CBC Reporter Dan Zakreski is tweeting live from court this morning. On mobile? Follow his tweets here.

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