Alcohol suspected to be a factor in head-on crash in Norway House

Norway House RCMP are investigating a head-on collision on Jan. 24 that injured two First Nations Safety Officers as well as the four occupants of the car that hit their pickup truck.

Police say the First Nations Safety Officers were travelling northbound on Paupanekis Point Road around 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning when a car headed south crossed into oncoming traffic and hit the truck, despite the driver having steered onto the shoulder in an attempt to avoid the collision.

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The two safety officers and the four occupants of the other vehicle were all taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. They were all treated and released.

There was blowing snow at the time of the collision, say RCMP, but the road was not icy. Alcohol is suspected as a factor contributing to the crash but police could not obtain a breath sample from the driver of the car because of his injures so a blood demand was made at the hospital.

Police continue to investigate.

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