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39-year-old man dead after snowmobile crash near Trout River

A 39-year-old man is dead after a snowmobile crash outside Trout River on Saturday.

Rocky Harbour RCMP received the report of the crash around 8:40 p.m. It happened on a trail in the area of Chimney Cove Pond. A snowmobile left the trail and went over a wooded embankment. The lone operator was found dead down over the embankment and the heavily damaged snowmobile was located a considerable distance away. The man’s body was recovered and taken from the scene with help from snowmobilers in the community.

Evidence gathered at the scene suggests that alcohol impairment and aggressive operation may have been factors in the crash. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is engaged and the investigation is continuing.

Rocky Harbour RCMP thanks all those who assisted and a special thanks to the Trout River Volunteer Fire Department, who opened the fire hall up for those in need of a warming centre.

Police charge three men after fatal collision on Peacekeepers Way last summer

Police have charged three people following a fatal collision that happened on Peacekeepers Way in Conception Bay South last summer.

On June 7, 2022, shortly after 2 p.m., RNC Operational Patrol Services (OPS) responded to the scene of motor vehicle collision on Peacekeepers Way in CBS. The collision occurred on the area of the highway between Fowler’s Road and Minerals Road, and involved a westbound semi-trailer truck and an eastbound sedan. A third vehicle sustained damage as a result of the collision.

The operator of the sedan, a 56-year-old man from St. John’s, was dead at the scene. There were no other occupants of that vehicle. The operator of the semi-trailer truck was treated at a hospital and released.

Police determined mechanical issues impacted the operation of the semi-trailer truck. The investigation also uncovered negligence and fraud related to the completion of required vehicle inspections at a local garage.

As a result of the investigation three individuals have been charged under the Criminal Code of Canada.

–       The driver of the semi-trailer truck, 27-year-old Samuel Tessier of Mount Pearl has been charged with Criminal Negligence Causing Death.

–       A mechanic, 59-year-old Cecil Walsh of Paradise has been charged with Criminal Negligence Causing Death, as well as 59 counts of Fraud, and 19 counts of Uttering a Forged Document.

–       A second mechanic, 66-year-old Terry Barry of Goulds has been charged with 40 counts of Uttering a Forged Document.

The RNC request that anyone with information to assist contact the RNC at 729-8000 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers: #SayItHere 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit www.nlcrimestoppers.com or use the P3Tips app.

Two people dead after head-on collision on Trans-Canada Highway near Goobies

Two people are dead after a head-on collision Thursday evening on the Trans-Canada Highway east of the Goobies Weigh Scales.

Police responded around 5 p.m. to the collision, which involved a pickup truck and a SUV.  Both drivers, a 46-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman, died as a result of the crash. The only other occupant, who was a passenger in the truck, was transported to the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville for medical attention of non-life-threatening injuries.

A Collision Reconstructionist with RCMP Traffic Services attended the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is engaged and the investigation is continuing.

One woman dead, another injured after vehicle-pedestrian collision in Spaniard’s Bay

An elderly woman is dead after she and another woman were both struck by a vehicle while crossing the road in Spaniard’s Bay Thursday evening.

Bay Roberts RCMP were called around 5:30 p.m. Two women, who were crossing the road near Restaurant 99, were struck by a motorist. One woman died at the scene. The other woman had serious injuries and was taken to Carbonear General Hospital for urgent medical care.

The 43-year-old driver of the vehicle, who showed no signs of impairment, remained at the scene of the collision. It was raining and dark at the time of the collision.

A collision reconstructionist with RCMP Traffic Services attended the scene and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is engaged. The investigation is continuing.

MHAs Paul and Jim Dinn remember brother on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 

Sunday is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Brothers and MHAs Paul and Jim Dinn spoke at the province’s ceremony this week to share how unsafe roadways have affected them. NTV’s Marykate O’Neill has this story. 


Ceremony held to remember victims of road collisions

The World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims is this Sunday. 

On Wednesday, the province held a ceremony to remember those who lost their lives on its roadways. NTV’s Marykate O’Neill has that story.


One man dead, another seriously injured after stolen ATV crashes in Mobile

A 26-year-old man is dead and a 24-year-old man is seriously injured after an ATV crash in Mobile early Monday morning.

RCMP were called shortly before 6 a.m. to the crash on Mobile First Pond Road. An ATV left the gravel roadway and hit a tree. Neither man was wearing a helmet and both were ejected. The deceased died at the scene, while the other occupant was taken by ambulance to a hospital in St. John’s for urgent medical attention.

Police determined the ATV involved in the crash was stolen from Melvin’s ATV Parts and Accessories Ltd. in Burnt Cove in September. The investigation is continuing and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is engaged.

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