Regina woman dies after swerving to avoid deer and hitting parked semi instead

Regina woman dies after swerving to avoid deer and hitting parked semi instead
Regina woman killed on Highway 1 trying to avoid a deer
A 24-year-old woman has died after she swerved to avoid hitting a deer and collided with a semi Thursday night on Highway 1.

Moose Jaw RCMP and the Caronport Fire Department responded to the report of a two-vehicle collision east of Mortlach, which is about 110 kilometres west of Regina, at 9 p.m. CST.

The investigation showed a semi had pulled over after hitting and injuring a deer. The injured deer then ran back onto the road and in front of traffic. 

According to RCMP, a semi had pulled over on the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately five kilometres east of Mortlach in the westbound lane, after hitting and injuring a deer. The deer returned to the road and entered the path of traffic. The passenger vehicle swerved to avoid the deer, crashed into the back of the semi and flipped.

Woman dies in crash involving deer and semi east of Mortlach

The 24-year-old driver of a passenger car swerved to avoid hitting the deer, but collided with the back of the parked semi and flipped. The woman, who was from Regina, was found dead at the scene.

A passenger in her vehicle, a 28-year-old man from Regina, had non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital. He has now been released.

A collision analyst was on the scene, while traffic was redirected. The highway was reopened at about 3:25 a.m. on Friday morning.

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The passenger in the vehicle, a 28-year-old man, also from Regina was a passenger in the vehicle. He was injured taken to hospital but has since been released. The driver of the semi was not hurt.

Moose Jaw RCMP said a Regina woman was killed when her vehicle hit a parked semi and flipped when she swerved to avoid a deer.

Officers responded to reports that a semi had pulled over after hitting a deer around 9 p.m. Thursday. The deer was hurt and went back onto the road and into the path of traffic.

A woman from Regina who tried to avoid a deer on Highway 1 was killed when her vehicle flipped after hitting a parked semi.

The initial investigation leads police to believe a passenger vehicle swerved to avoid the deer, collided with the back of the parked semi and flipped.

Moose Jaw RCMP said a semi pulled over in the westbound lane of the highway roughly five kilometres east of Mortlach at around 9 p.m. CT Thursday.

Ministry of Highway officials worked at the scene to divert traffic. The highway reopened at approximately 3:25 a.m. Friday morning.

They said the deer then went back on the highway and the driver of a passenger vehicle swerved to avoid the animal.

Officers are continuing to investigate the crash, at this point impairment is not believed to be a factor in this collision.

The driver, a 24-year-old woman from Regina, was declared dead at the scene. Her name has not been released by police.

A 24-year-old woman from Regina has died in a collision involving a deer and a semi on Highway 1, east of Mortlach.

The lone passenger in the vehicle, a 28-year-old Regina man, was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been released.