The RCMP in St. Anthony has released the name of the man who died in Monday’s two-vehicle collision near the Northern Peninsula town. Dead is 43-year-old Dennis Baine Richards from St. Lunaire-Griquet.
The collision occurred just before 11 a.m. Monday, about eight kilometres south of St. Anthony. Police say Richards’ car was travelling north when it lost control on a sharp turn on roads covered with ice and snow, striking a south-bound pickup. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
Richards succumbed to his injuries on scene, while the driver of the pickup was treated for minor injuries.
One man died, and another was sent to hospital for treatment of minor injuries following a two-vehicle collision this morning about eight kilometres south of St. Anthony.
The RCMP says that just before 11 a.m., a small car travelling north lost control on a sharp turn, where roads were ice and snow covered, striking a south-bound pickup.
Both vehicles were occupied by a driver only.
The driver of the car succumbed to his injuries at the scene. His name is not yet being released until next of kin have been advised.
The driver of the pickup is being treated at hospital in St. Anthony for minor injuries.
RCMP investigators are being assisted by an RCMP Traffic Services collision reconstructionist and both vehicles have been seized for inspections.