EBy Martin Charlton Communications
rica Young has travelled Saskatchewan highways for
Whether it’s work-related or just a drive to visit friends
and family in the southeast corner of the province, Young has logged
hundreds of hours on rural asphalt.
She can point out roadside features like markings on power poles, rusted
farm machinery in the field or a drainage culvert with a distinct look.
Each unique detail triggers a visual in her head of where exactly she is on
the map and the number of minutes until she reaches her destination.
Highway 39 north of Estevan triggers something entirely different.
That stretch of highway reminds her of the time she and her two best
friends nearly lost their lives.
The skid marks from their vehicle tires have faded, but the memory of
pulling out to pass a semitrailer and the subsequent brush with death still
haunts her nearly 25 years after the fact.
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