Alcohol was not mentioned in the police report regarding the death of 22-year-old Christopher Sauder on Saturday morning.
Moose Jaw Police Service is still investigating the fatal rollover on 16th Avenue Northwest, but the Times-Herald has learned there was nothing in the report about alcohol, or the smell of alcohol, in the vehicle.
EMS, police and the fire department were called to the scene, on the outskirts of the city, at approximately 7 a.m. Saturday. The driver was deceased upon their arrival.
The 22-year-old driver was the lone occupant of the northbound vehicle when he lost control on the gravel road and rolled into the ditch.
Sergeant Cliff Froehlich said it’s hard to say if speed contributed to the rollover.
“Grid roads are an 80 kilometre speed limit,” Froehlich said. “He hit the ditch and rolled several times. But even at 80 km/h, you hit the ditch — and under the right circumstances — you can roll a vehicle several times.”
The Times-Herald will have more on this story as it develops.