Blue Hills RCMP investigate fatal collision
On February 21, 2022, at approximately 10:20 am, Blue Hills RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1, near Road 81 West. When officers arrived on the scene, they noted that the debris from the collision stretched almost a full kilometre on the Trans-Canada. A semi-trailer was facing west on the shoulder of the westbound lane while a white SUV was on its roof on the shoulder.
The driver and lone occupant of the semi-trailer, a 54-year-old male from Calgary, Alberta, received minor physical injuries and was treated on scene. The 42-year-old male driver and lone occupant of the SUV, from White Bear First Nation, Saskatchewan, was deceased on scene.
Initial investigation has determined that the semi-trailer was travelling at a reduced rate of speed due to winter road conditions in the westbound lane of Highway 1. The SUV was travelling at a high rate of speed eastbound in the westbound lane. The semi-trailer was able to get partly to the shoulder, but the SUV collided with the trailer. The SUV had been seen driving erratically in the area prior to the collision.
The investigation is continuing with the assistance of a RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist and the Criminal Collision Investigative Team.