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Saskatchewan head-on crash kills 3 from B.C.

06/10/2012 07:45 EDT | Updated 08/10/2012 05:12 EDT

A man, 47, a woman, 19, and a girl, 13, from Sorrento, B.C., have died after the car they were in collided head-on with another vehicle on a Saskatchewan highway.

RCMP say they were called to the two-vehicle collision on Highway 7, about three kilometres west of Rosetown, Sask., at about 12:20 p.m. CST.

A westbound car was trying to pass a transport truck when it crashed head-on with an eastbound sport-utility vehicle, police said in a release.

Killed in the collision were the 47-year-old male driver of the car and a 19-year-old woman who was sitting in a rear seat.

A 13-year-old girl later succumbed to her injuries.

A 42-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy in the westbound car were injured. They are all from Sorrento, according to police.

Inside the eastbound SUV were two men, aged 56 and 30, from Plato, Sask., who were also injured.

The four injured individuals, plus the girl who later died, were transported to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Police did not have details about the extent of their injuries.

RCMP say it was raining at the time of the crash, and the westbound car likely experienced restricted visibility due to road spray that was kicked up from the truck it was trying to pass.

An RCMP collision analyst is investigating the crash. Traffic on Highway 7 remained rerouted around the scene as of 5:25 p.m., but is expected to return to normal later in the day.

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