An update on a crash that claimed the lives of two on the Trans Canada highway early Sunday morning.
It happened roughly two kilometers west of Gander, near Transmitter Hill around 4am.
Two vehicles, a pickup truck and an SUV were involved in the crash, one of which caught on fire. Gander Fire & Rescue confirmed the driver of the SUV, a 65-year-old man, and front passenger, a 63-year-old woman, both from Lewisporte, were deceased.
The two surviving passengers in the vehicle were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The driver, and lone occupant of the truck, a 20-year-old man from Gander, was also taken to hospital.
RCMP are investigating whether or not impairment was a factor.
The highway was closed with no detour option for a couple of hours forcing significant traffic backlogs. The investigation is ongoing.