One man dead in Corner Brook car crash

Published on August 19, 2013

A 20-year-old man, a passenger in a vehicle, died early this morning when the vehicle he was in lost control and rolled over an embankment on Griffin Drive near Water Street in Corner Brook.

The RNC says speed is considered to be a factor.

The male driver and a female passenger were transported to Western Memorial Regional Hospital with injuries believed to be non-life threatening.

The accident occurred about 1:15 a.m.

Officers from RNC patrol services, advanced collision analyst and forensic identification services, along with paramedics from Reliable Ambulance and firefighters from the Corner Brook Fire Department, responded to the scene where the vehicle was found on its roof.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The RNC has closed Griffin Drive to through traffic between Water Street and Barrett’s Road to enable Collision Analysts and Forensic Identification units to conduct a thorough examination of the scene. The RNC is advising the travelling public to use alternate routes in this area until the roadway is reopened later today.