UPDATE: Accident victims' names released

Driver was R.C. priest, passenger worked with Labrador Grenfell Health

Published on January 3, 2013
The scene of a tragic collision on the Northern Peninsula Highway Wednesday. — RCMP photo

The RCMP has released the names of the victims of Wednesday's double fatal accident on the Northern Peninsula Highway.

Fr. Biju Antony, the 39-year-old driver, was killed when his car collided with a snowplow. Antony was a Roman Catholic priest from India who was working in the area and living in Bird Cove.

Justin Devis, a 28-year-old passenger, was also a native of India. He was employed by Labrador Grenfell Health and was living in St. Anthony.

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 Earlier story

The RCMP has confirmed that a 39-year-old male driver killed Wednesday on the Northern Peninsula HIghway when his car collided with a snowplow was a Roman Catholic priest from India who was working in the area. He was living in Bird Cove.

A 28-year-old male passenger from St Anthony, also a native of India, was employed by Labrador Grenfell Health.  Police say names will not be released at this time to respect wishes of their families.