Single-vehicle motor vehicle collision claims life of man in Witless Bay

Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador – Yesterday evening, around 5:30 p.m., Ferryland RCMP were called to the scene of a single-vehicle motor vehicle collision on the Main Road in Witless Bay.

A vehicle had departed the roadway near the Witless Bay bridge and came to rest on its roof. The vehicle was extensively damaged.

Police officers from Ferryland and Holyrood, Emergency Health Services paramedics and volunteer firefighters from Witless Bay attended the scene.

The lone occupant, a 38-year-old man from the Goulds, was trapped inside the vehicle and died on scene. Firefighters removed the man from the vehicle.

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

Anyone who may have witnessed or has any knowledge of this collision is asked to contact Ferryland RCMP at 709-432-2440.

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