Motor Vehicle Collision Results in Death of Toddler


The RNC are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Sunday, September 2 at the intersection of Robert E. Howlett Memorial Drive and Ruby Line.

The collision resulted in the death of a child.

Just before 3:00 pm, officer’s with RNC Officers, along with firefighters from St. John’s Regional Fire Department and Eastern Health paramedics responded to the three-vehicle collision.

A green Chevrolet Equinox was headed north on Robert E. Howlett when it collided with a blue Toyota Rav-4 that was travelling west on Ruby Line and subsequently struck a third vehicle, a red Nissan Versa.

Eight individuals were transported for medical attention, including a toddler that was pronounced deceased at hospital. The toddler was a passenger of the northbound Chevrolet Equinox. The woman driving Toyota Rav-4 remains in hospital in serious condition at this time.

Accident Investigators are continuing to investigate the cause of this fatal collision and are asking anyone who was a witness to contact the RNC at 709-729-8000. Furthermore, investigators are keen to talk to anyone who was travelling in the area that has dash-cam footage between 2:40 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The toddlers name will not be released.


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