The Maidstone RCMP has confirmed one person has passed away after a four-truck collision in the Marshall to Lashburn area of Highway 16.
Around 5:30 on October 26th, four trucks, three semis and a half-ton, were all travelling westbound in this area, when thick smoke began to roll in from a controlled burn in the area.
The smoke caused zero visibility conditions, the police note, which in turn created factors for all the vehicles to hit each other.
Officers responded to calls about the accident, which closed highways for about twelve hours, as members of numerous detachments investigated and helped detour drivers out of the scene.
Upon coming to the scene, investigators found that the driver of the half-ton, a 63-year-old man, had passed away at the scene. A driver of one of the semis also had to be treated in hospital for injury.
Next of kin of the 63-year-old man have been contacted, and an autopsy has been ordered by the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service as investigation continues.