On-duty officer killed, 2 in custody after collision in southern Saskatchewan, RCMP say

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An RCMP officer is dead and two people are in custody after a collision in southern Saskatchewan on Saturday, RCMP said.

RCMP in Saskatchewan confirmed the person killed in a Saturday collision was an on-duty officer.(Ben Nelms/CBC)

An RCMP officer is dead and two people are in custody after a collision in southern Saskatchewan on Saturday, RCMP said.

Police had earlier reported the collision, and the mayor of Wolseley, Sask., confirmed there was a fatality. RCMP later confirmed the person killed was an on-duty officer.

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) had tweeted Saturday morning about an emergency call to the Wolseley area. The helicopter was about to launch from Regina when they received the news that they weren't medically required, according to a STARS spokesperson.

STAR-9 (Regina) has been dispatched for a scene call emergency in the Wolseley, SK area.

—@STARSambulance

RCMP said they will provide an update about the incident, as well as the investigation, at 5 p.m. CT.

In a news release earlier Saturday, RCMP said two people were taken into custody in connection with the crash before 10 a.m. CT.

They also said they were investigating in the southeastern Saskatchewan areas of Wolseley and Francis.

Wolseley is about 95 kilometres east of Regina, while Francis is about 55 kilometres southwest of Wolseley.

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