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Man deceased after fatal collision near Corner Brook

A 37-year-old man is dead after an early morning collision on the Trans-Canada Highway between Blue Ponds Park and George’s Lake.

Shortly before 4:00 am, police received the report of a serious collision between a pickup truck and two tractor-trailers.

Evidence gathered at the collision indicated that the pickup truck crossed over the centre line and collided with two oncoming tractor-trailers. The driver and lone occupant of the pickup truck was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and was located deceased.

The drivers of the transport trucks were uninjured. A passenger in one of the transport trucks was transported to Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook for treatment of serious injuries.

The road was closed for several hours. At this time the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is engaged and the investigation is continuing.


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