RCMP are investigating the cause of a head-on collision on the Trans Canada yesterday that claimed the life of a 76-year-old woman.
She was the driver of a vehicle that collided with another near Thorburn Lake late yesterday afternoon.
Two other people, both of whom were in the other vehicle, were taken to hospital. A woman was treated and released, while a man was transported to the Health Sciences where he remains in stable condition.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.
A 76-year-old woman is dead, the victim of a two vehicle collision on the Trans Canada near Thorburn Lake early Tuesday evening.
Two other people have been taken to hospital. RCMP closed the highway for a time while first responders and investigators attended to the scene.
The highway has since reopened.
One person is dead following a serious collision on the Trans-Canada Highway, Tuesday evening.
First responders were called to the scene of a collision on the highway near Thorburn Lake at around 6:00.
The RCMP says one person was killed as result of the crash. There is currently no word if anyone else sustained injuries.
The highway was then closed in both directions as Clarenville RCMP, a Collision Analyst, and Police Dog Services conducted an investigation into the crash.
CFD on scene of MVA west of lakeside. TCH closed till further notice
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The RCMP is redirecting eastbound traffic through Port Blandford, and westbound traffic through Clarenville.