MAIDSTONE — Two people are dead after a snowplow and two vehicles collided on Highway 16, approximately one kilometre west of Maidstone, on Jan. 3.
At approximately 2:50 p.m., Maidstone RCMP were dispatched to a three vehicle collision on Highway 16. Initial investigation has determined that a pickup truck and a snow plow collided. A second pickup truck then collided with the snowplow.
There were four occupants in the second pickup truck. A 47-year-old female and a 24-year-old female, both from Beaumont, Alta., were pronounced deceased at the scene. The adult male driver and an adult male passenger were transported to hospital with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries. RCMP do not have an update on their conditions.
The adult male driver of the first pickup truck was also transported to hospital with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries. The adult male driver of the snowplow was not injured.
Highway 16 was closed for the on-scene investigation, but has since re-opened.
Maidstone RCMP thanks Maidstone Waseca and District Fire and Rescue and local EMS for their on-scene assistance in challenging weather conditions.
Maidstone RCMP and a Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic Reconstructionist continue to investigate.