On Nov. 24, 2019, at approximately 7:40 p.m., RCMP officers from White Butte and Fort Qu'Appelle Detachment; Regina, Balgonie, Fort Qu'Appelle and MacLean EMS; and Balgonie and Fort Qu'Appelle Fire Departments responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Highway 10, north east of Balgonie, SK.
A truck travelling north on Highway 10 carrying two adult male occupants, lost control and collided with a passenger vehicle driving south. The passenger vehicle was carrying an adult male and adult female and four female youth. The youngest of the children, a 7-year-old passed away last night.
The 59-year-old driver and 32-year-old passenger of the passenger vehicle were killed. The four female youth ranging in ages from 7 to 14 were all taken to hospital with serious to critical injuries.
The two male occupants of the truck received what were reported to be minor injuries.
Highway 10 was closed for several hours while the collision re-constructionist was assisting with the investigation.
The road conditions had been rapidly deteriorating in the area after a recent rainfall and dropping temperatures.