Teacher Killed In Crash Involving Lacrosse Team

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:06



A two-vehicle accident in southern Saskatchewan has claimed the life of a teacher from the Carry the Kettle First Nation.


The RCMP say it happened on a grid road near Sintaluta around 10:30 last night.


A van filled with members of the band’s lacrosse team was returning home from a game in Regina when it was struck by another vehicle.


The 38-year-old driver of the van, a female teacher from the reserve, was killed.


A dozen youths, between the ages of 8 and 13, were taken to hospital.


RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Carole Raymond says they have injuries varying from cuts and scrapes to broken bones.


She adds it appears at this point that another vehicle hit the van from the side, flipping it over.


Authorities say the driver of the other vehicle, a 48-year-old man, was also transported to hospital with undetermined injuries.


She says an investigation is continuing.


No charges have been laid.


The name of the deceased will not be released at the request of the family.