Impaired driver charged following fatal collision that claimed a 61-year-old Saskatoon woman

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – One man was arrested and charged following a serious collision that resulted in a fatality.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. on June 8, 2022, police responded to the intersection of McKinnon Avenue South and Main Street for a report of a collision causing unknown injuries.

Impaired Driver
(File Photo) Impaired Driver

Upon arrival, two heavily damaged vehicles, a Mercedes and an Infiniti, were observed. Through investigation, it was learned that the westbound Infiniti was struck on the passenger side by the southbound Mercedes. The passenger of the Infiniti, a 61-year-old Saskatoon woman, was transported to hospital by Medavie Health Services West where she succumbed to her injuries; next of kin notifications have been completed and police will not be releasing the victim’s name. The driver of the Infiniti, a 62-year-old Saskatoon man, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The Collision Analyst Unit was called to further investigate the circumstances of the collision.

Subsequent investigation found that the driver of the Mercedes, a 42-year-old Saskatoon man, was impaired; he was arrested on scene and is facing charges relating to impaired driving causing death and refusal to comply with a demand when involved in a collision causing death. He was later released on an undertaking and will appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court on July 11, 2022 at 2:00 p.m..

(Occurrence Number: 22-65417)

Saskatoon Police Service

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