More Details Released Regarding Fatal Collision

Friday, May 11, 2007 at 15:41



The RCMP have released more information regarding the two-vehicle collision near Duck Lake Wednesday night that killed three people.


An initial report to police suggested that a deer may have been involved in the crash. However, the Mounties say this is no longer believed to be the case.


Road and weather conditions are not believed to be factors, either.


The RCMP say the possibility of alcohol being involved is considered in the investigation, but has not been proven.


The collision occurred on Highway #11 about 5 km south of Duck Lake.


A southbound vehicle, a Chevrolet Celebrity station wagon, collided head-on with a northbound Dodge Neon with four occupants.


The driver of the station wagon, a 34-year-old man from Beardy’s/Okemasis First Nation, died in the crash. He has since been identified as Lawrence Mullis.


The driver and one passenger in the Neon were also killed in the crash.


The driver was 19-year-old Misty Portsmith from the Candle Lake area.


The passenger killed was 30-year-old Cassandra Bird, also of Candle Lake.


A 35-year-old man also from Candle Lake area was injured in the crash and was taken to hospital in Saskatoon. He is reported to be in stable condition.


The second injured passenger is a 22-year-old man from Duck Lake. He was taken to hospital in Calgary in serious condition.