Police are investigating a fatal motor-vehicle collision that happened in St. John’s on Friday evening.

An RNC traffic officer tried to initiate a traffic-safety stop just before 10:30 p.m. A Honda Accord travelling south on Hamlyn Road failed to stop for the officer and collided with a westbound SUV travelling on Canada Drive.

There were four people in the Accord: a 17-year-old female driver, as well as two male youths and a 19-year-old woman of St. John’s, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital, while the two male passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV, who was the lone occupant, sustained minor injuries.

As in all cases where an RNC officer is present at an incident that results in a serious injury or death, the Chief of Police has requested that the Department of Justice and Public Safety engage the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) to conduct an independent investigation. Investigators with SIRT are expected to be in St. John’s today.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision or any residents of Hamlyn Road who may have home security cameras that captured the seconds leading up to the collision are asked to call RNC Accident Investigators at 709-729-8000.