02/10/2015 01:49 EST | Updated 02/10/2015 02:59 EST

5 Dead In Highway Crash North Of Regina

Three men and two women died at the scene about 15 kilometres north of the city.


REGINA — Police were investigating a three-vehicle collision that killed five people on a Saskatchewan highway on Tuesday.

RCMP spokesman Sgt. Craig Cleary said three men and two women died in the crash about 15 kilometres north of Regina.

One of the men was driving a Chevrolet Avalanche. The others who died, including the female driver, were in a Subaru Outback.

Two other adults, a woman and a man, were in a Ford Focus and were taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.

Cleary said he couldn't speculate on the cause.

"We do have some reconstructionists en route to the scene that will examine it,'' he said.

Highway 6 was blocked in both directions and traffic was being rerouted.

Cleary said the highway would remain closed for several hours. Police were asking drivers to avoid travel in the area if possible.

"There is some blowing snow. There are sections of the road that are snow-covered,'' Cleary said.

Police did not release the names of those killed and said they were working to notify next of kin.

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