Three dead in high­way ac­ci­dent on Vet­er­ans Memo­rial High­way

The Packet (Clarenville) - - EDITORIAL -

ROACHES LINE, NL — The Com­pass has con­firmed three peo­ple were killed in a twove­hi­cle col­li­sion Mon­day on Vet­er­ans Memo­rial High­way.

The ac­ci­dent oc­curred early this af­ter­noon be­tween ex­its for Makin­sons and Roaches Line. One fe­male has been trans­ported to hos­pi­tal.

The cause of the ac­ci­dent is not known at the time of pub­li­ca­tion, though wa­ter buildup on roads and high­ways through­out Con­cep­tion Bay North has been con­sid­er­able for days due to con­sis­tent rainy weather.

Bay Roberts RCMP has di­verted traf­fic at both ex­its as emer­gency per­son­nel re­main at the ac­ci­dent scene. It is not known when traf­fic through the area will re­sume.

CHRIS LEWIS/THE COM­PASS

Mo­torists were be­ing told to takes the exit lead­ing to Makin­sons Mon­day af­ter­noon due to a se­ri­ous twove­hi­cle ac­ci­dent.

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