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Five killed in two collisions near the Battlefords

Two women and three children deceased, six injured.
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THE BATTLEFORDS - The Battlefords RCMP are investigating two collisions that occurred Friday afternoon, both of them fatal.

Two people were killed in a crash south of the Battlefords, including a six-month-old child, and three were killed in a crash south of Cochin, including two children. Six people were injured.

Police say that on July 5 at approximately 12:45 p.m., Battlefords RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 4, south of Cochin. Officers responded along with local fire, EMS and STARS to where a truck and van had collided.

The driver of the van and two passengers were declared deceased at the scene. They have been identified as a 48-year-old woman, a five-year-old boy and a six-year-old boy, all from Flying Dust First Nation. An adult female passenger in the van was taken to hospital with serious injuries.. Their next of kin have been notified and RCMP say their thoughts are with their families during this difficult time.

The adult male driver and sole occupant of the truck was airlifted by STARS to hospital with serious injuries.

A short time later, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Battlefords RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 4, about seven kilometres south of Battleford.

Officers responded along with local fire, EMs and STARS to where a motorhome and SUV had collided.

The driver of the SUV and one passenger were declared deceased by EMS at the scene. They have been identified as a 29-year-old womanand a six-month-old boy, both from Red Pheasant First Nation. Their next of kin have been notified and RCMP say their thoughts are with their families during this difficult time.

An adult male passenger in the SUV was taken to hospital with serious injuries. A male child in the SUV was airlifted by STARS also with serious injuries..

The adult male driver and adult female passenger of the motorhome was taken to hospital non-life threatening injuries.

Battlefords RCMP thank everyone who assisted at the scene. For assistance getting in touch with victim services contact Battlefords RCMP at 310-RCMP.

Highway 4 was closed for a time after both incidents, but has since reopened.

Battlefords RCMP continue to investigate both crashes with the assistance of a Saskatchewan RCMP collision reconstructionist.