Poor road conditions were the likely cause of a fatal crash on Highway 14, just west of Saskatoon Tuesday evening.
At the time, every highway out of the city was listed as not recommended for travel by the province’s highway hotline.
A pickup truck turned onto the highway from a grid road, and into the path of a semi just after 6:30p.m, RCMP said.
A male passenger in the pickup died at the scene, while the driver and another passenger were injured.
Icy sections, snow pack, loose snow, drifting snow, swirling snow and reduced visibility were reported in the area at the time. Alcohol is not considered a factor in the crash.
A day of snowfall also led to poor driving conditions inside the city. Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., Saskatoon police received reports of 27 crashes. Nobody involved was seriously injured.