Catherine McKay. Photo courtesy Facebook.

Saskatchewan Government Insurance has filed a statement of claim in Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench against two Saskatoon liquor establishments that served Catherine McKay Jan. 2-3, 2016.

Information relayed in McKay’s criminal proceedings revealed she had been served alcohol at both Industrial Kitchen & Bar and Crackers Licensed Cocktail & Dining Room that night.

Court heard McKay’s blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when the vehicle she was driving collided with the car carrying four members of the Van de Vorst family on January 3, 2016.

Jordan and Chanda Van de Vorst died at the scene.

Their son Miguire, 2, died in hospital shortly thereafter, while their daughter Kamryn, 5, died the next day.

McKay was sentenced to 10 years after pleading guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing death.

The executive vice-president of SGI, Earl Cameron, says the lawsuit is about accountability for a collision that killed an entire family.

This is the first time SGI has pursued this type of legal action against liquor establishments.

Cameron added SGI will pursue similar actions against other liquor establishments in comparable cases when the evidence supports it.