Single-vehicle accident near Swift Current leaves one dead
One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash near Swift Current early Saturday morning.
RCMP from Swift Current and Maple Creek were called to the scene of a single vehicle crash in the westbound lane of Highway 1, between Tompkins and Piapot. A vehicle traveling west lost control and rolled, throwing one of the occupants from the vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The remaining people traveling in the vehicle were taken to hospital, but the level of their injuries is unknown.
A traffic reconstructionist was on the scene and a portion of the highway was restricted to one lane until 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
RCMP said a passing vehicle might have witnessed the accident. They were told a vehicle hauling a trailer stopped at the accident, but drove on before RCMP arrived.
No further details regarding the passengers and the accident will be available until the family of the deceased are notified.