An early-morning crash on Saturday has left a 19-year-old man dead.
According to police, the man was driving west on Diefenbaker Drive, near Pasqua Street, in the north end of Regina before 1 a.m. The truck was heading west when it went off a curve, crashing into a cement sound barrier wall that stands several yards from the road.
Chad Welta’s home is on the other side of that barrier, one home over from where the truck crashed. He said he was coming home early Saturday morning and saw the aftermath of the crash.
“We came around onto Diefenbaker and we saw about 13 cop cars. When we got closer we saw, right at the curve, there was a truck that did not take the corner and smashed into the concrete fence.”
Welta said that judging by the way the truck was hit, it would have crashed into the fence with the drivers’ side corner.
“There’s large posts and it took the post completely out and the post went, kind of, right into the drivers’ compartment.”
Diefenbaker Driver is about 1.5 kilometre of road with no stop signs or lights. Welta said many people drive too fast down the road, even though police are there with radar quite often.
“We had somebody go off (the road) the other direction, but never like this.”
The 19-year-old man was the only person in the vehicle and he died on scene.
The Regina Police Service along with the Office of the Coroner are investigating to figure out what caused the crash.