At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017, RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision west of the Chapel Arm exit on the Trans Canada Highway. The collision involved two SUVs.
The three occupants of one of the vehicles, a 41-year-old man, 35-year-old woman and a child, were pronounced deceased at the scene. The 18-year old female driver of the second vehicle was also pronounced deceased at the scene. A 16-year-old male passenger in the second vehicle was injured in the collision and was transported by ambulance to hospital in St. John's.
A RCMP collision analyst attended the scene. The cause of the collision is under investigation.