Police say roads were extremely slippery
A 54-year-old man from Conception Bay South was pronounced dead on the scene of an accident earlier today on Route 90 near Salmonier Nature Park.
The only other occupant, an adult male, was transported to a medical facility where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later released.
The RCMP Holyrood Detachment and Traffic Services East members responded to the crash. The incident involved a single vehicle losing control and leaving the roadway.
Road conditions were extremely poor at the time and police say the investigation has determined that neither speed, alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the collision.
The name of the deceased is not being released at this time.
A serious motor vehicle accident reduced traffic to one lane on the Salmonier Line Saturday.
RCMP, firefighters and paramedics were at the scene of the accident near Salmonier Nature Park as of 7:30 a.m. Police reported that roads were slippery in the area. One vehicle was removed from the scene.
According to police, emergency personnel did not leave the area until 1 p.m. A utility pole was damaged as a result of the accident and required the attention of workers with Newfoundland Power.
Traffic has been reduced to one lane for a half-kilometre section of the road while those repairs continue.