Mayor of small Saskatchewan town calls crash that killed 6 a tragedy

first_imgELROSE, Sask. – A car crash that left three adults and three children dead in southwestern Saskatchewan was a tragedy, the mayor of the small town where it happened said Saturday.Investigators with the RCMP say the incident happened on Friday afternoon, just north of Elrose, Sask., population 500.Mayor Dennis Dixon said a crash of this magnitude is tragic no matter where it happens, and Elrose is no exception.“Any time that you have a crash like that anywhere, it’s something you don’t want to see,” Dixon said. “It’s a tragedy.”A 26-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, along with three children aged six, four and two, were found dead in one of the two SUVs involved, RCMP said in a news release on Saturday.Police said that the five were all from the “same immediate family” from the area of Rosetown, approximately 40 kilometres north of Elrose.The woman driving the other vehicle was also killed in the crash, and police said she was 71 and from the Swift Current, Sask., area.Investigators have said she was the only person in the second vehicle.The RCMP has said it does not plan on naming any of the crash victims publicly.They said in the news release on Saturday that it was a head-on crash, but that the reports from the investigation will “take some time” to complete.The release said the Provincial Coroner’s Office is assisting the investigation. Counselling is being made available for police.“The appropriate mental health supports are also being offered to RCMP members,” investigators stated in the release.last_img read more