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At approximately 9:30 a.m. on June 20th, RCMP in Estevan, along with Lampman EMS, responded to the scene of a fatal quad rollover. 30 year old Chris Byers of Lampman was found deceased with his quad by a friend who was part of a group of friends and family who had been searching for him. He was found in a field just outside the east side of Lampman, Saskatchewan near Hwy #361 and the 605 Grid.
Estevan RCMP along with the Office of the Chief Coroner are conducting an investigation into the death of Chris Byers. Thus far, it has been learned that Mr. Byers had gone out by himself quadding shortly after 9:00 p.m. last night and had not been heard from since. Mr Byers was not wearing a helmet at the time of the rollover.
The death is not considered suspicious at this time and an autopsy has been ordered.
The investigation is ongoing.
On June 20, 2014, at approximately 5:10 a.m., the Weyburn RCMP, Weyburn Police Service, Weyburn Fire, and EMS were called to the scene of a single vehicle accident. The vehicle had gone off the road and became submerged in the Souris River off Highway 39 just north west of Weyburn.
Both individuals in the vehicle, a 56-year old female from Regina and a 33-year old male from Weyburn, were located by police a short time later at a local residence and did not require medical attention.
The police investigation remains ongoing as to the cause of the accident and the names of those involved are not being released.
The Semi Tanker Unit involved in this collision is presently being moved from Hwy #39. Traffic in both directions is stopped to allow for the removal of the Tanker Unit. It is anticipated that the delay could last for roughly another half hour or so. Motorists in the area can expect delays.
An update will be forthcoming when the traffic is flowing again.
On June 19, 2014, at approximately 10:40 p.m., the Weyburn RCMP, Weyburn Police Service, Weyburn Fire, EMS and Midale Fire Rescue were called to the scene of a head on two vehicle collision between an empty south bound semi tanker truck and a north bound SUV on Highway 39, just south of Ralph, SK.
The 56 year old male driver and the 52 year old passenger both from Texas who were in the semi tractor truck and tanker trailer ended up veering into the north ditch following the collision where their semi truck caught fire. Both were able to escape without injury before the semi tractor became fully engulfed in flame and burned to the ground. Fire crews were able to save the tanker trailer.
The 29 year old female driver of the SUV from Weyburn sustained minor injuries and was transported to Weyburn General Hospital by EMS where she was treated for her injuries.
The investigation revealed that the driver of the SUV crossed over the centre line into the semi tractor trailer`s path. Both the semi tractor and SUV sustained front end damage. The female driver of the SUV was found to be impaired by alcohol and charges are pending.
Highway 39 south of Ralph had to be shut down and traffic diverted around the collision scene via grid roads until approximately 01:45 a.m. after the Ministry of Highways crew swept the Highway clear of debris.
The police investigation remains ongoing and the names of those involved are not being released.
North Battleford RCMP
2014 June 19 6:00 am - 2014 June 20 6:00 am
2014 June 20 730 am
Over 30 calls for service, including 6 False Alarms, 6 traffic related complaints, 3 False/nuisance 911 calls,
659 am - Report of an erratic driver on Territorial Drive North, almost struck a road construction crew. Vehicle and two suspects located a short time later and arrested. The driver has since been identified, and a 34 year old male has charges of Impaired Driving currently pending.
948 am - Report of a male patient missing from hospital. Several locations checked without success, male returned on his own later in afternoon.
1009 am - Hit and run reported while parked in a parking lot at Frontier Mall some time this morning.
1051 am - Report of a woman approaching complainant at her work and yelling at her and wanting to fight. No physical altercation on this occasion, investigation ongoing.
121 pm - Break and enter to a residence on 107th Street. An 8 year old youth was found hiding on property and taken into custody until turned over to guardian. Investigation ongoing.
219 pm - Called reporting she was assaulted a short time earlier by an unknown female near 20th Avenue and 100th Street.
333 pm - 24 year old woman arrested for Public Intoxication on 101st Street after complaint subject was staggering across the street into traffic.
434 pm - Complaint of two intoxicated individuals on 101st Street. Both located and dealt with by members.
521 pm - 20 year old woman arrested and facing three counts of Theft Under $5, 000 after found with property from at least three businesses on Territorial Drive North.
626 pm - Complainant reporting being harassed. Ongoing issues between a former couple. Remains under investigation.
929 pm - 53 year old woman arrested and charged with Public Intoxication after report of a very intoxicated person on 101st Street who told members she was not drunk, she just has cancer.
1211 am - 12 year old reported missing, last seen around 8 pm. Came home on his own a short time after complaint.
230 am - 31 year old male from Alberta arrested and charged with Impaired Driving and Driver while over .08 after a vehicle stop on 100th Street.