The Regina Police Service is investigating a two-vehicle collision that resulted in the death of an 88 year-old Regina male, and injuries to an 81 year-old female. The collision occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m., on Sunday, June 20, 2010, on the Trans Canada Highway Bypass, just south of the Arcola Street overpass.
Preliminary investigation indicates that both vehicles were traveling north-bound in the left-hand driving lane of the Trans Canada Highway Bypass. The lead vehicle is a Honda Accord, which was carrying a 55 year-old female driver, an 81 year-old female in the front passenger seat and an 88 year-old male in the rear, passenger-side seat. The second vehicle is a Ford Explorer Sport SUV, which was occupied by a 19 year-old male driver and a 19 year-old male passenger. It’s believed the Honda slowed down for a 60 km/h construction zone at the Arcola overpass and was rear-ended by the SUV. Police, Regina Fire Department and EMS all attended the scene; firefighters had to cut the doors off the Honda in order to extricate the elderly male. Both passengers from the Honda were taken to hospital for treatment; the injuries to the female were relatively minor; the male victim’s injuries more extensive. The 19 year-old driver of the SUV was taken into custody at the scene. At approximately 9:30 p.m., June 20, 2010, police received notice from the coroner that the 88 year-old male had died in hospital.
The victim’s name has not yet been released. The investigation into this matter is ongoing. Although police have located and interviewed some witnesses, they are encouraging anyone who may have witnessed this collision, or events leading up to it, to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).