Four dead in tragic week­end col­li­sion

The Packet (Clarenville) - - FRONT PAGE - BY MARK SQUIBB WITH FILES FROM SALTWIRE ME­DIA THE PACKET

A child, a teenager, and two adults are dead fol­low­ing a two-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion Sun­day on the TCH.

The RCMP says two SUVs col­lided near the Chapel Arm exit at about 5 p.m.

All three peo­ple in one of the SUVs — a 41-year-old man, a 35-year-old woman and an 11-year-old child — died in the ac­ci­dent. The 18-year-old driver of the other ve­hi­cle is also dead. Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, they were all pro­nounced de­ceased at the scene.

A 16-year-old pas­sen­ger in one of the SUVs was in­jured. He was brought to hospi­tal in St. John’s.

The TCH be­tween Long Har­bour and Belle­vue was blocked Sun­day evening, freez­ing kilo­me­tres of traf­fic for hours in both di­rec­tions as emer­gency crews re­sponded to the ac­ci­dent.

The cause of the col­li­sion is cur­rently un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

PACKET FILE PHOTO

Travis Fir­mage in court ear­lier this month.

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