Two killed in Bonavista highway crash
Two more people injured, child escapes harm
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.