Murder charge laid after police say van's damage in crash didn't match injuries

ROSTHERN, Sask. — A man in Saskatchewan faces a murder charge after a minivan crash where police say the occupants' injuries didn't match the damage to the vehicle.

RCMP say they responded to a complaint about a damaged vehicle in a wooded area near Beardy's and Okemasis' Cree Nation north of Rosthern, and found a 25-year-old man in the driver's seat and a 33-year-old woman in the passenger seat.

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The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while the man had minor injuries.

But police say officers noticed inconsistencies between the injuries and the minor front-end damage to the minivan, which they say was lodged in trees.

Jamie Smallchild has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jessica Cameron, and is due to appear in Saskatoon provincial court on Monday.

Police say the pair were in a domestic relationship.

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