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Collision kills five


Five people were killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday.

Whitebourne RCMP on Wednesday confirmed that the five occupants — who are still unidentified — of a passenger van were killed in a collision with a pickup truck around 6 a.m. Tuesday near the Long Harbour overpass at the Chapel Arm/Norman’s Cove exit on the Trans-Canada Highway.

When the RCMP arrived, the van was on fire. Norman’s Cove-Long Cove and Whitbourne firefighters put out the fire but police weren’t able to access the vehicle for several hours, according to a press release from the police.

Whitbourne RCMP are working with the medical examiner’s office to identify the dead and notify next of kin. The driver of the pickup was pulled from his truck by passing motorists and taken to the Whitbourne Health Clinic with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and is still in hospital.

Police say the investigation into the collision continues but they will not be releasing the names of the people killed.

 

 

Whitebourne RCMP on Wednesday confirmed that the five occupants — who are still unidentified — of a passenger van were killed in a collision with a pickup truck around 6 a.m. Tuesday near the Long Harbour overpass at the Chapel Arm/Norman’s Cove exit on the Trans-Canada Highway.

When the RCMP arrived, the van was on fire. Norman’s Cove-Long Cove and Whitbourne firefighters put out the fire but police weren’t able to access the vehicle for several hours, according to a press release from the police.

Whitbourne RCMP are working with the medical examiner’s office to identify the dead and notify next of kin. The driver of the pickup was pulled from his truck by passing motorists and taken to the Whitbourne Health Clinic with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and is still in hospital.

Police say the investigation into the collision continues but they will not be releasing the names of the people killed.

 

 

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