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  • Flagperson Struck, Killed by Vehicle Near New Perlican

    A flagperson has died after being struck by a vehicle on the highway between Heart’s Content and New Perlican this morning.

    Harbour Grace RCMP Cpl. Steven Barker says the man was sent to hospital following the accident, but later succumbed to his injures. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

    Collision investigators and Occupational Health and Safety attended the scene.

    Route 80 was closed for most of the day, but has now reopened to traffic.

    The Minister of Transportation and Works is offering condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the man killed.

    Steve Crocker says he was saddened to learn that the victim was an employee of a contractor performing work for the department.

    Crocker says an investigation into the incident is ongoing, and says the department is cooperating with all officials involved in that investigation.

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