The RCMP provided an update today on the four-vehicle collision on the Trans Canada Highway Sunday that claimed two lives.
The accident occurred late afternoon Sunday about five kilometres east of Clarenville, just east of the Adeyton exit.
The RCMP says a total of nine people were involved in the collision.
Two people were deceased on the scene, and five suffered various degrees of injury.
One person remains hospitalized — all others have been released from hospital.
Names will not be released pending notification of next of kin.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, though heavy rain and water build up was reported at the time.
Two people are dead following an accident Sunday on the Trans-Canada Highway near Clarenville.
According to the RCMP, the other occupants of the vehicles are being treated for injuries at Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville.
The accident happened late Sunday afternoon just east of the exit to Adeytown. Both lanes of the highway were initially closed, but police eventually re-opened them.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Clarenville was amongst parts of the eastern half of Newfoundland subject to a special weather statement from Environment Canada on Sunday concerning periods of heavy rainfall. It has not been confirmed if conditions on the highway were slippery at the time of the accident.
Police said the names of the deceased will not be released, pending notification of their families.
A local fire chief is reporting that an accident on the Trans Canada Highway five kilometres east of Clarenville involves four vehicles.
That news was shared on the Twitter account of Clarenville fire chief Cory Feltham. The accident happened late Sunday afternoon, initially closing traffic on both the eastbound and westbound lanes.
RCMP have since reported that traffic is moving through one lane.
Police are at the scene of what’s being called a serious multi-vehicle accident on the Trans Canada Highway east of Clarenville.
According to RCMP, the accident scene is five kilometres east of Clarenville. Eastbound and westbound lanes are closed.
Weekend weather has been wet through much of the island, though no details have been released concerning the cause of the accident.
Police said the lane closure will remain in effect until further notice.