Body found on Highway 1 near Alberta border

January 7, 2019 3:55 pm

A body has been found on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Alberta border.

On January 5, 2019 at approximately 7:30 a.m., the body of a deceased male was found on the southern edge of the eastbound lanes of the #1 Highway, 7 km east of the Alberta border.

RCMP officers of the Maple Creek Detachment attended the scene and launched an investigation.

The identity of the deceased has not been determined.

The male individual appears to be Caucasian, in his 60s, approximately 5' 7" tall and weighing 140 pounds.

He has grey hair, a large moustache and a beard.

He was wearing numerous layers of warm clothes and was carrying a back-pack and a sleeping bag.

The individual appears to have died being struck by a passing vehicle.

Saskatchewan RCMP is asking for information from motorists who have observed vehicles with noticeable damage travelling eastbound on the # 1 Highway late Friday January 4 or early morning January 5 near the location of the collision.

If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact the Maple Creek Detachment of the RCMP at (306) 662-5550 or you may call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through Sask Tel at *8477, or submit a tip online at