NEWS
05/18/2014 09:57 EDT | Updated 07/18/2014 05:59 EDT

Deadly long weekend on Saskatchewan highways

Four people are dead after highway crashes in Saskatchewan Friday and Saturday. 

On Friday shortly after 10 p.m. CST, RCMP responded to a crash near Bankend, Sask. A woman hit a moose on highway 35 and her car landed in a nearby body of water.

The woman, 23, was found dead at the scene. 

The Coroner's office and RCMP are investigating. An autopsy for the woman has been ordered for next week. 

On Saturday, RCMP and STARS Air Ambulance helicopters from Regina and Saskatoon responded to a collision on a grid road near Punnichy, Sask. 

A pickup truck carrying six people crashed into the rear end of a road grader, police say. 

Two men riding in the truck were dead at the scene. A woman was airlifted to hospital in Regina, and later died from her injuries. 

The three others riding in the truck, including the driver, are being treated in hospital. The driver of the grader came away with minor injuries. 

RCMP say charges are pending in the crash between the truck and grader.