A pickup truck sits atop a tow truck at the scene of an accident on Trans-Canada Highway west of Flat Bay Tuesday. A provincial government paint crew worker was killed and three people were injured in the accident. — TC Media file photo
As the investigation continues into the death of a paint crew worker with the Department of Works and Transportation, Const. Matthew Christie of RCMP traffic services west said it is not believed the accident was the result of a medical issue.
While he could not yet release the name of the deceased, he did say the man is a resident of Cape Ray.
Christie said an autopsy, performed at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook, revealed that the man died as a result of being struck by the vehicle.
He said the three people who were sent to hospital following the accident Tuesday — two in the private pickup that ran into the paint crew worker and a man inside a Department of Transportation and Works pickup truck that was also struck — were all released from Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville after being treated for minor injuries Tuesday.
In addition to the investigation by analysts with RCMP traffic services west, Occupational Health and Safety is also investigating.