RCMP confirm three Saskatoon residents killed in Alberta crash

Alberta RCMP confirmed Thursday that all three victims in Tuesday’s 10-vehicle collision were residents of Saskatoon.The three people killed were described as two women, ages 69 and 52, and a 54-year-old man.RCMP will not release their names, an RCMP media spokesperson said.Ten other people were injured in the collision, two of whom were listed in critical condition.The crash occurred Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. roughly 300 kilometres east of Calgary between the small Alberta communities of Chinook and Cereal, when a semi truck hauling fuel ignited in a construction zone, causing several other vehicles, including another truck carrying butane, to catch fire.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Dore Germo, who witnessed the aftermath of the crash, said “It kind of looked like a bomb had gone off because there were these burnt out vehicles and it was very eerie.”The RCMP’s victim services unit is providing support to people involved in the crash.“The investigation into this collision remains a lengthy process given the nature of the crash scene,” RCMP said in Wednesday’s release. “It is anticipated that it will take several weeks for the collision analyst to complete the investigation.”— With Canadian Press files