UPDATE 2: Highway 4 is now fully open to traffic. The RCMP thank the public for their cooperation and patience.
UPDATE: Emergency crews remain on scene at the site of the vehicle collision on Highway 4. Weather conditions and visibility are slowing the removal of vehicles and debris. Mounties ask the public to remain vigilant while driving in this area as tow companies are also helping the cleanup. There is currently one lane of travel open at this time, and the RCMP anticipate to have it fully open by 4 p.m.
A 28-year-old woman has been killed in a two-vehicle collision south of Battleford. RCMP responded around 7:30 a.m. to the collision on Highway 4 near the Red Pheasant and Mosquito First Nations. Battlefords Fire and WPD also responded.
Initial investigation determined a car with two occupants was travelling north when a truck travelling west on a grid road failed to stop for a posted sign. It struck the car on the passenger side, and the 28-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman’s family has been notified and her name will not be released.
The area of Highway 4 remains closed for an ongoing investigation. Anyone travelling this section of Highway 4 is advised that traffic will be re-routed until this part of the investigation has been completed and all vehicles and debris have been removed. It’s expected that the highway will be open again at approximately 2 p.m. today.