The Regina Police Service is investigating a fatal collision that occurred this evening, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, on the Number One Bypass between Assiniboine Avenue and Wascana Parkway. A 21 year-old female was killed in this collision, involving three vehicles. Collision reconstructionists and patrol members are currently at the scene and both north and south-bound lanes of the Number One Bypass have been closed to traffic.
Preliminary investigation indicates that, at about 6:10 p.m., there were two vehicles travelling northbound on the Number One Bypass; a truck in the right hand, northbound lane and a car in the left-hand, northbound lane. As the car passed the truck, the driver lost control of the vehicle which crossed the centre ditch and struck two vehicles that were southbound on the Number One Bypass. One of the vehicles, a red compact, was struck head-on; the other received only minor damage with no injury to the occupants. The driver, and lone occupant, of the red, southbound car was killed as a result of this collision. The north-bound car involved in the collision had four female occupants: a 16 year-old driver, one 16 year-old passenger and two fifteen year-old passengers. Their injuries are currently being assessed, but at this time, it is believed that their injuries are not life-threatening.
The name of the deceased young woman will be not be released at this time. Notification is being made to her next-of-kin. The investigation into this collision is ongoing. It is not known at this time what charges, if any, may result.