Newfoundland Car Accident: 19-year-old man dead after Sunday head-on crash on the Trans-Canada Highway.
According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in a news release, a 19-year-old man is deceased after a head-on collision between two vehicles late Sunday afternoon, October 22, on the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 10 kilometres west of the Hampden Junction.
RCMP officers from Deer Lake and Corner Brook Detachments and Traffic Services West responded, along with Hampden Ambulance Service and Deer Lake Fire Rescue. The deceased was the only occupant of the first vehicle; the driver and passenger of the second vehicle had non-life threatening injuries. Road conditions at the time of the collision were poor, with heavy rains and high winds.
A Collision Reconstructionist with RCMP Traffic Services examined the scene and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is engaged, RCMP said.
The investigation is continuing.
Newfoundland and Labrador form the most easterly province of Canada. On Newfoundland island, the Norse archaeological site L’Anse aux Meadows is the reputed settlement of Viking explorer Leif Erikson. Gros Morne National Park, on the Gulf of St Lawrence, has cliffs, waterfalls and glacial fjords. Southeastern capital city St. John’s is known for the 17th-century Signal Hill citadel, with a hillside walking trail.