Collision Near Maidstone Leaves One Dead
One person is dead and one is in hospital after an accident on Highway 16.
The collision occurred just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, near Paynton, Sask. about 25 kilometres east of Maidstone, Sask.
Police say witnesses told them a Chevrolet Impala was travelling westbound in the eastbound lanes of the highway without headlights. It crashed with a Dodge 550 flat deck truck, which was hauling a trailer.
The driver of the Impala died as a result of the crash. The driver of the Dodge was taken to Battleford Hospital. Police say they believe he has non life-threatening injuries.
The highway was shut down for several hours as an RCMP Traffic Analyst investigated.
Maidstone EMS, Fire and Rescue as well as the coroner also attended the scene.
Police say they don’t yet know of any contributing factors but are expected more information as the coroner continues his investigation.
RCMP are not releasing any names at this time.
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