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One man dead in highway crash near Makinsons Saturday

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One man is dead after a deadly highway crash at the overpass of the Hodgewater Line exit, near Makinsons in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Whitbourne RCMP responded to the report of a vehicle travelling westbound in the eastbound lane on the Trans-Canada Highway just before 1 a.m.

While en route to the vehicle, officers were notified of a two-vehicle collision at the overpass of the Hodgewater Line exit, near Makinsons.

The vehicle which had been travelling westbound in the eastbound lane had collided with a second vehicle.

The 32-year-old man driver of one of the vehicles, an SUV, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Two female passengers in the SUV received non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and were brought to hospital.

The driver, and lone occupant, of the second vehicle received minor injuries and was also transported to hospital.

The accident and investigation was responsible for both lanes of the highway being closed until about 6 a.m.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Anyone with information that may help with the investigation into this crash is asked to contact the Whitbourne RCMP at 709-759-2600.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP190 with your message to CRIMES (274637), or by leave a web tip at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

 

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