On December 26, 2019, shortly after 4:00 a.m., Warman RCMP received multiple reports of a male walking in the middle of Highway #11 between Warman and Corman Park Industrial Road. Officers attended and located a 19-year-old male who appeared to be suffering from hypothermia. EMS was called and the 19-year-old male was taken to hospital in Saskatoon.
As officers were continuing to investigate they located a vehicle in the west ditch of the southbound lane of Highway #11. Investigators determined the vehicle belonged to the 19-year-old male.
Officers conducted a search of the area and at 6:30 a.m. located a second 19-year-old male who also appeared to be suffering from hypothermia. RCMP officers immediately requested EMS and an ambulance was dispatched. The officers carried the male and placed him inside their police vehicle to keep him warm and provided first aid until the ambulance arrived. The male was transported to hospital where he was declared deceased at 1:40 p.m. on December 26, 2019. An autopsy will be conducted at a date yet to be determined.
As officers were unsure how many people may have been travelling in the vehicle, a thorough search of the area was conducted with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services, Saskatoon Fire Department, and Saskatoon Police Services Air Unit. No additional individuals were located during the search.
The investigation into the initial crash and the vehicle entering the ditch is continuing.