Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mayor of Small Saskatchewan Town Calls Crash That Killed 6 a Tragedy

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mayor of Small Saskatchewan Town Calls Crash That Killed 6 a Tragedy

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Elrose mayor calls fatal crash a tragedy

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ELROSE, Sask. - A car crash that left three adults and three children dead in southwestern Saskatchewan was a tragedy, the mayor of the small town where it happened said Saturday.

Investigators with the RCMP say the incident happened on Friday afternoon, just north of Elrose, Sask., population 500.

Mayor Dennis Dixon said a crash of this magnitude is tragic no matter where it happens, and Elrose is no exception.

"Any time that you have a crash like that anywhere, it's something you don't want to see," Dixon said. "It's a tragedy."

A 26-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, along with three children aged six, four and two, were found dead in one of the two SUVs involved, RCMP said in a news release on Saturday.

Police said that the five were all from the "same immediate family" from the area of Rosetown, approximately 40 kilometres north of Elrose. …

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