Two killed in Bon­av­ista high­way crash

Two more peo­ple in­jured, child es­capes harm

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - WEEKEND LOCAL -

The RCMP is not re­leas­ing the names of a 75-year-old man and a 72-year-old woman who were pro­nounced dead at the scene of an ac­ci­dent Thurs­day after­noon on High­way 230 near Ge­orges Brook in the Clarenville area.

In a news re­lease Fri­day morn­ing the RCMP said two other peo­ple were taken to G.B. Cross Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal with in­juries.

A child pas­sen­ger was not in­jured, but was trans­ported to hos­pi­tal for ob­ser­va­tion.

Roads were wet at the time of the crash and hy­droplan­ing is be­lieved to be a ma­jor con­tribut­ing fac­tor, the news re­lease said.

RCMP col­li­sion an­a­lysts were at the scene along with Fewer’s Am­bu­lance Ser­vice, the Clarenville Fire De­part­ment and the Leth­bridge Fire De­part­ment.

Around 3 o’clock Thurs­day the RCMP ad­vised that the road near Ge­orge’s Brook was closed be­cause of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle crash.

It was ex­pected to be closed for about two hours.

The po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues. Po­lice thanked mo­torists who stopped to as­sist the in­jured par­ties prior to emer­gency re­spon­ders’ ar­rival.

Driv­ers were re­minded to slow down in heavy rain and be vig­i­lant for rest­ing water on high­ways.

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