Two parents and their children are dead after their car was hit by a SUV at the intersection of Wanuskewin Road and Highway 11 early Sunday morning.
RCMP confirmed a Saskatoon family of four in a Hyundai Elantra was traveling westbound on Highway 11 when they were hit by a Jeep Wrangler SUV that was trying to cross the highway on Wanuskewin Road, Warman RCMP said in a release.
When police arrived on the scene they found two vehicles in the ditch on the north side of Highway 11.
The Saskatoon Fire Department had to extract the 33-year-old woman and 34-year-old man from the front seats of the Hyundai, and a their five-year-old daughter and two-year-old son from the back seat. The mother and father were pronounced dead on scene while the children were taken to hospital in critical condition. The two children died of their injuries in hospital.
The 49-year-old woman who was driving the SUV was taken to hospital but released soon after. She is facing impaired driving charges and will be in court Monday morning.
The westbound lane of Highway 11 was closed and traffic was being diverted around the area while police investigate.
The intersection, located on the outskirts of Saskatoon, is notorious for collisions and deaths. Temporary speed limit signs for construction have lowered how fast cars can go on the small section of road from 110 km/h to 60 km/h.