New trial ordered for man acquitted of fatal collision

A new trial has been ordered for Nicholas Villeneuve. He was acquitted on charges related to a fatal car crash near Gander in 2019, including impaired driving. The collision resulted in the deaths of John and Sandra Lush. Their daughter, who was in the back seat, was seriously injured and Josh Whiteway was left partially paralyzed. Today, Josh says he is relieved to learn there will be a new trial. The trial is expected to take place in Gander.


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Colleen Lewis has been a journalist with NTV, since 2003. As part of the province's most-watched newscast for two decades, Colleen has provided coverage throughout the province that have appeared provincially and nationally. From the Badger flood, to significant trials, to the shifting political climate, Colleen has brought reliable coverage to viewers for over 20 years. Born in Bonne Bay, and raised in Deer Lake, she is also the Globe and Mail best-selling author of Mr. Big. A true crime which stayed on the national bestseller list for six straight weeks in the fall of 2015. She has freelanced for the CBC, and written articles for magazines including Canadian Geographic. Colleen volunteered in provincial politics through the early 1990's and went on to develop a small community newspaper in her hometown. From there, she entered the world of daily news at the Western Star. But for her, nurturing her family and caring for her community has been the greatest accomplishment so far.
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