On February 14, 2018, at approximately 5:25 p.m., two members of the Minnedosa RCMP were travelling south on Highway 10 in marked police vehicle, when a small SUV headed in the opposite direction lost control and rolled into the southbound lane.
The small SUV first struck a southbound car that was directly in front of the RCMP cruiser, and then struck the RCMP vehicle.
The occupants of the small SUV, a 67-year-old female and a 51-year-old female, both from the RM of Glenella-Lansdowne, were pronounced deceased at the scene.
One passenger in the southbound car that was first struck, a 56-year-old female from Waywayseecappo, MB, was also pronounced deceased. The three other occupants of the vehicle were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Neither RCMP officer was seriously injured.
There were a total of six vehicles involved in the collision with three additional people sent to hospital with minor injuries.
RCMP Traffic Analysts, RCMP Coordinated Collision Investigation Team, along with Spruce Plains RCMP and Westman RCMP Traffic Services attended the scene.
Road conditions appear to have played a factor in the collision.