Two Weekend Crashes Near Yellowquill

Monday, June 01, 2009 at 16:00



Two unrelated car crashes on the same stretch of road near the Yellowquill First Nation have claimed one life and injured four others.


Alcohol is suspected as a cause in both of the crashes, which happpened at almost exactly the same time Friday night, approximately 8 km apart.


The fatal accident happened on a grid road 8 km north of the Yellowquill reserve. The 20-year-old driver was thrown from his vehicle in the crash.


In the scond case, four pedestrians were struck by a vehicle on the same grid road, in this case less than a kilometre from the reserve. The two men and two teenage boys were all hospitalized.


The driver, who is from Yellowquill, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of impaired and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.


He is scheduled to appear in court June 3.