Three fatalities, three hospitalized in collision on icy road
November 25, 2019 10:49 am
Three people died after a collision on Highway 10 near Balgonie Sunday night in a collision on icy roads and three more are in hospital.
On Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at approximately 7:40 p.m., RCMP officers from White Butte and Fort Qu’Appelle Detachment; Regina, Balgonie, Fort Qu’Appelle and MacLean EMS; and Balgonie and Fort Qu’Appelle Fire Departments responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Highway 10, northeast of Balgonie, near the intersection with Highway 12.
A truck travelling north on Highway 10 carrying two adult male occupants, lost control and collided with a passenger vehicle driving south.
The passenger vehicle was carrying two adults and four girls.
The 59-year-old driver and 32-year-old passenger of the passenger vehicle, a man and a woman, were killed in the collision.
The four girls, ranging in ages from 7 to 14 were all taken to hospital with serious to critical injuries. The seven-year-old girl died in hospital from her injuries.
The two male occupants of the truck received what were reported to be minor injuries.
Highway 10 was closed for several hours while the collision re-constructionist was assisting with the investigation.
The road conditions had been rapidly deteriorating in the area after a recent rainfall and dropping temperatures.