Tragic car accident claims life of Solomon Islands National in Canada working under the Canadian International Training and Education Corp (CITREC).
A 27-year-old Solomon Islands national lost his life in a devastating car accident that occurred in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan on Tuesday morning, local time.
The accident, involving a single vehicle rollover, took place at approximately 2:00 a.m. on October 10, 2023, north of Highway #7 near Kindersley, Saskatchewan. Kindersley RCMP received a report of the incident and promptly responded with the assistance of Kindersley Fire, EMS, and STARS.
The vehicle involved in the accident carried three occupants: a driver and two passengers. Unfortunately, the 27-year-old male passenger from the Kindersley area was transported to the hospital but later declared deceased. The family of the victim has been informed, and Victim Services are providing support. The second passenger was transported to the hospital by STARS with injuries described as serious, while the driver was taken to the hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening.
The Kindersley RCMP is actively investigating the incident, with the support of Saskatchewan RCMP Collision Reconstruction and the Saskatchewan Coroners Service. All three individuals involved are Solomon Islands nationals, working under the Canadian International Training and Education Corp (CITREC) in partnership with Guadalcanal Province.
The tragic news was conveyed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) by the Consulate General of Solomon Islands in Canada on the day of the incident. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is diligently investigating the incident and has pledged to provide updates to the Solomon Islands Consulate office regarding any actions taken by the crown counsel’s office in relation to this unfortunate incident.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of the Solomon Islands national who tragically lost his life in the car accident in Canada. The Ministry is working closely with Guadalcanal Province to facilitate the necessary arrangements during this difficult time.
Over the past year, 14 individuals from the Solomon Islands have been granted Canadian Permanent Residence status. The CITREC partnership remains dedicated to providing new opportunities for the Solomon Islands and serves as a strong collaborator in the fields of education, training, and migration opportunities with Canada.