Fatal collision near Long Harbour

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One man has died as a result of a collision Thursday night on Route 101 at the area known as Snake Hill, near the Long Harbour/Vale entrance.

Whitbourne RCMP received a call of a head on collision about 8:15 p.m.

Police say one man had been ejected from a vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two people were transported Newhook Medical Center in Whitbourne, with undetermined injuries.  A third person was sent to the Health Sciences Center in St. John's, again with undetermined injuries. 

The investigation is on going and an RCMP traffic reconstructionist has been called to assist with the investigation.  Both vehicles will be sent for a mechanical inspection.

At this time in the investigation evidence suggests speed may have played a part in the collision.  Alcohol has not been ruled out.

Police are not releasing the names but three of the individuals involved are residents from the Cape Shore and the fourth is originally from Montreal, Quebec.

Organizations: RCMP, Newhook Medical Center, Health Sciences Center

Geographic location: Long Harbour, Whitbourne, Snake Hill St. John's Montreal Quebec

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Recent comments

  • C
    March 08, 2013 - 11:40

    SHARON....Really get a life...Who are you to comment on the situation? Were you there? Maybe you can find something better to do with your time, instead of commenting on a very unfortunate and sad event. Futher, the individual (s) involved have families have some respect and consideration for others......

  • Confused
    March 08, 2013 - 11:08

    Sharon,, where in this reports stated that this person was texting and driving like seriously you don't know what your are talking about , I know the person who has lost his life and you have no right assuming anything.

    March 08, 2013 - 10:23

    how ignorant is it of you to assume the drive was texting? Where you there? Didnt think so

  • original townie
    March 08, 2013 - 10:12

    Sharon....what does texting have to do with this collision? Police are suggesting speed and / or alcohol may be at play, not texting. You may consider reading this article once again to get your facts straight.

  • sharon
    March 08, 2013 - 08:13

    I am a firm believer that texting a driving has become a huge problem-I travel the highway 4 times a month, and if I were to issue a ticket everytime I witnessed someone texting while driving, I would have a hard time keeping up with it....higher fines and possibly jail time is needed...its getting out of hand!