One person killed in truck fire east of Estevan

One person is dead following a truck fire that occurred in Estevan on Wednesday night.

Just before 11:30 p.m., Estevan RCMP received a report of a vehicle on fire with a driver trapped inside, near the Highway 39 bypass.

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Estevan RCMP, an RCMP Traffic Reconstructionist, local EMS and Fire Departments and police officers from the Estevan Police Service were also on scene.

Upon arrival, police confirmed there was a deceased male inside the truck. There were no other occupants.

The deceased was identified as a 35-year-old male from Manitoba. Next of kin notifications have been completed and the name of the deceased will not be released.

An autopsy is scheduled to take place in the coming days by the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service.

The investigation into the circumstances of the vehicle fire is ongoing.

Estevan Deputy Fire Chief Rick Davies said that the fire was extinguished fairly quickly, however firefighters remained on scene for efficient time assisting RCMP with the investigation.

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