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Semi crashes into parked semi near Radisson, Sask.

A man and a woman were injured after one semi crashed into another Wednesday night near Radisson, Sask.

Semi crashes into semi

Sask

8 years ago
1:42
Two people were injured when a semi-truck rear-ended another semi near Radisson, Steve Pasqualotto reports. 1:42

A man and a woman were injured after one semi crashed into another Wednesday night near Radisson, Sask.

It happened around 9 p.m. CST about three kilometres west of the town on Highway 16, the RCMP said.

Investigators discovered that one semi, with a cargo of recycled paper, was parked on the shoulder of the road when it was struck from behind by the other semi, which was hauling scrap metal.

The moving truck burst into flames, causing the truck with the paper to catch fire as well.

The driver of the moving semi, a 38-year-old man from Ontario, and a passenger from the parked vehicle, a 33-year-old woman from Saskatoon, were taken to hospital in North Battleford with injuries police described as non-life-threatening.

The driver of the parked truck, a 32-year-old man from Saskatoon, didn't need medical attention.

Burning debris was left scattered around the area.

The westbound lane of the highway was blocked in the early morning hours while crews cleaned up.

The cause of the crash isn't known. The RCMP is still investigating, although they said visibility and road conditions were good at the time of the collision.

Rubble was piled up at the side of highway where the two semis crash Wednesday night. (Steve Pasqualotto/CBC)

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