Sunday collision on Highway 2 kills a pair

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Two men are dead and a woman is in hospital with multiple injuries after a Sunday night collision just north of Prince Albert.

At about 8 p.m., Prince Albert RCMP were called to a collision on Highway 2 about 5.5 km north of the city. A southbound pickup truck, driven by a 30-year-old man from Little Red River First Nation, who was the lone occupant, crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a northbound SUV.

Members of the public who arrived at the collision pulled the 30-year-old from the truck prior to the truck catching fire.

The 66-year-old man from Christopher Lake who was driving the SUV, along with the 30-year-old man driving the pickup truck, were pronounced dead at the scene. A 62-year-old female who was a passenger in the SUC was taken to hospital with multiple injuries.

RCMP will not be releasing the names of those involved in the collision.

The investigation is ongoing, with assistance from a collision reconstruction investigator and the provincial coroner’s office.