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Fatal accident on TCH under investigation

A 54-year-old man is deceased after a three-vehicle collision that occurred yesterday evening on the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 40 kilometers west of Badger.

RCMP from Grand-Falls Windsor and Springdale attended the scene and gathered evidence indicating that a car and an SUV were travelling in opposite directions and swerved to avoid a moose, causing a head-on collision. A truck then collided with one of the vehicles from behind.

The driver of the car was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The remaining occupants of the car and SUV were transported to Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor for treatment of serious injuries.

The occupants of the truck were transported to Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, treated for minor injuries and released.

A section of the Trans-Canada Highway was closed for several hours.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is engaged and the investigation is ongoing.

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