A 53-year-old man is dead after a single vehicle crash near Stephenville early this morning.
About 3 a.m. RCMP and emergency crews were called to the scene on the Trans-Canada Highway between Barachois Pond Provincial Park and Route 490 (Stephenville).
A west-bound pickup truck left the highway and ended up in the ditch on the opposite side of road.
Paramedics rushed the lone occupant of the vehicle to hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
An autopsy will be performed to help determine the man's cause of death.
There were light flurries in the area at the time of the crash and the road was lightly covered with snow.