Swift Current RCMP say they believe alcohol was a factor in a head-on accident near Tompkins Monday night, that claimed the lives of a 27 and 62-year-old woman, both from Shaunavon.
A 66-year-old man from Gull Lake, who was said to be travelling in the wrong direction in the eastbound lanes of Highway 1 was also killed instantly .
The two vehicles hit head-on about five kilometers east of Tompkins around 9:00 p.m. Monday night, the eastbound lanes were closed until early Tuesday morning.
Police say an infant boy was in the back seat of the vehicle driven by the 27-year-old, he was taken to hospital in Swift Current with injuries believed not to be life threatening.
Toxicology results on the 66-year-old man are currently pending.
Police say the two woman and the infant are all from the same family, no names have been released.
Tompkins is about 80 kilometers west of Swift Current.