Bay D’Espoir RCMP responds to fatal collision between tractor trailer and SUV

July 26, 2021
Bay D'Espoir, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

A 67-year-old man is deceased following a collision between a tractor trailer and a SUV on Route 360 that happened on July 23, 2021.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, police received the report of the collision on the Bay D'Espoir Highway, approximately 60 kilometers south of the Trans-Canada Highway. Police, fire and ambulance attended the scene. The investigation found that the transport truck was rounding a turn and entered into the oncoming lane of travel and collided with the SUV. The driver of the SUV died during the collision and a female passenger, who was trapped inside the SUV, was removed by firefighters using the jaws of life. She was transported to the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor with injuries that are believed to be non-life-threatening. The driver of the transport truck was not injured.

A Collision Reconstructionist with RCMP Traffic Services Central attended the scene and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was engaged.

The investigation is continuing.


Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer

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