19-year-old dies of hypothermia after Warman-area crash

(Herald file photo)

The RCMP is investigating the cause of a single-vehicle collision that ended in the death of one man and the hospitalization of another.

Shortly after 4 a.m. on December 16, Warman RCMP received multiple reports of a man walking in the middle of Hwy. 11 between Warman and Corman Park Industrial Road. Officers found a 19-year-old man suffering from hypothermia. Paramedics took the man to the hospital in Saskatoon.

As officers investigated, they found a vehicle in the west ditch of the southbound lanes of the highway. Investigators determined that the car belonged to the 19-year-old man they had found earlier.

Searching the area, officers found a second man at about 6:30 a.m. This 19-year-old also appeared to be suffering from hypothermia. Officers carried the man and put him inside the police vehicle to keep him warm, providing first aid until the ambulance could arrive,

The man was taken to the hospital where he was declared deceased at 1:40 p.m. on Dec. 26.

An autopsy will be conducted at a later date.

Unsure of how many people may have been in the vehicle, officers searched the area thoroughly with the assistance of a canine unit and the Saskatoon Police Air Unit.

No other people were found.

The investigation is ongoing.