2 men dead after long-weekend impaired driving crash on Big River First Nation: RCMP

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Two men are dead following an impaired driving crash between a truck and side-by-side utility vehicle early Sunday morning on Big River First Nation. (CBC News file - image credit)
Two men are dead following an impaired driving crash between a truck and side-by-side utility vehicle early Sunday morning on Big River First Nation. (CBC News file - image credit)

Two men are dead and a woman is charged with impaired driving after a crash on Big River First Nation over the long weekend.

The crash between a truck and a small off-road vehicle known as a side-by-side happened around 1:30 a.m. CST Sunday on a road near the community's high school, RCMP said in a news release Tuesday.

The side-by-side's driver, a 50-year-old man, and its passenger, a 42-year-old man — both from Big River First Nation — were declared dead at the scene.

The truck's 40-year-old driver and her passenger were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, RCMP said.

The driver, who is also from Big River First Nation, is charged with two counts of impaired driving and another for operating a vehicle while prohibited.

She was expected to make her first court appearance Tuesday.

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