UPDATE: One man dead, mountie in hospital after highway 11 collision
The RCMP have released more details about a crash on Highway 11 Friday afternoon, just south of Chamberlain.
Around 2:30 p.m., the RCMP began getting calls about a southbound vehicle driving erratically and at high speeds through Chamberlain. Meanwhile, a 47-year-old officer from the Craik RCMP was on the scene of a single-vehicle rollover about one kilometre south of the community. A southbound vehicle crossed into the northbound lane, and collided head on with the RCMP cruiser that the officer was sitting in at the time.
The driver of the southbound vehicle, a 35-year-old man from Saskatoon, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family was notified of his death Friday night, and so far, his name has not been released.
Meanwhile, the officer was transported to a Regina hospital via STARS air ambulance with serious injuries. He is a member of the Craik detachment, which saw another one of its officers seriously injured in a rollover just weeks ago.
RCMP Corporal Rob King admitted the small detachment has gone through a lot in the last month. The force is making support services available to the detachment, and will be bringing in members from other centres to off set the call load.
The mountie remains in hospital in Regina. Although King wouldn't give details on the injuries, he expects the officers will be ok.
RCMP Corporal Rob King updated the media on the fatal collision Saturday morning. Courtney Mintenko/CJME News.