Robert: RCMP confirm more fatalities on province’s highways

After a serious head on motor vehicle collision near Howley Junction this morning, Deer Lake RCMP have confirmed three fatalities.

Early this afternoon police confirmed three people are deceased while two others were brought to hospital with injuries. While the investigation continues, traffic may experience delays throughout the day in the area.  Police are unable to release any further details at this time, but an update will be released if necessary.

In the last three weeks, a number of fatalities have been reported on the Trans Canada Highway in this province. Today’s crash brings the total number of fatalities to at least 12 persons with many others hospitalized. Change.org petitions have started circulating online calling on government to make changes to the provinces highways by improving infrastructure like guardrails, paving improvements and passing lanes.