Calgary man dead after 8 vehicle pile-up on Saskatchewan's Highway 1: RCMP

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RCMP are investigating the crash near Chaplin, about 155 kilometres west of Regina.   (Travis Golby/CBC - image credit)
RCMP are investigating the crash near Chaplin, about 155 kilometres west of Regina. (Travis Golby/CBC - image credit)

A Calgary man is dead after a mutli-vehicle pile-up on Saskatchewan's Highway 1 on Monday.

Officers responded to the crash just west of Chaplin, which is about 155 kilometres west of Regina, at 2:15 p.m. CST, the RCMP said in a press release.

The crash, which occurred in the westbound lanes of Highway 1, began after a passenger van and a semi truck collided. A second semi then hit the first one.

Three other semis, a cube van and a truck then collided with the vehicles in the initial incident.

Deadly crash

The lone driver of the the second semi truck, a 22-year-old man from Calgary, was pronounced dead. An occupant of another semi was treated for what officials described as minor injuries.

No further details, or names have been released at this point.

The fire department from Herbert, about 200 kilometres west of Regina, paramedics and the Saskatchewan Coroners Service also responded to the crash.

Police remained on scene Tuesday. It's expected that traffic will continue to be diverted for a significant time as an RCMP collision reconstructionist investigates and the crash site is cleaned up.