By Jennifer LaCharite, Discover Estevan
STARS Air Ambulance was dispatched to a fatal and serious injury motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on Saturday night, Mar. 2.
Carlyle and Broadview RCMP, as well as emergency services from Wawota and Kipling, were on the scene of the accident, which took place about 30 kilometres north of Carlyle near Kipling, closing Highway 9 for much of the night.
Police said a southbound vehicle appears to have lost control after hitting a snowdrift and struck a northbound vehicle with two occupants. The sole occupant of the southbound vehicle was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the northbound vehicle was transported by ambulance to the Kipling hospital while the passenger was transported to Regina hospital by STARS Air Ambulance.
RCMP Forensic Reconstructionists from Weyburn and Estevan attended the scene and continue to assist with the investigation.
After both Estevan and Weyburn reconstruction teams were out at the scene of the accident, the most probable cause of the accident has been shared thanks to Carlyle RCMP Staff Seargant Darren Simons.
“It looks like a south bound vehicle hit a snow drift, appears to be the only snow drift on the highway from Whitewood to Carlyle, lost control, and went in to oncoming traffic, and that’s where the collision took place. It doesn’t appear that the other vehicle had time to react.”
The two people in the northbound vehicle that were taken to hospital appear to be in stable condition.