CORMACK The RCMP has identified the two men who were killed Wednesday in a car accident on Route 430 in western Newfoundland.
After consulting with the families of the victims in India about the double fatality, police have identified the victims as Father Biju Antony, a 39-year-old resident of Bird Cove, and Justin Devis, a 28-year-old resident of St. Anthony.
Both men were originally from India. Antony was a Roman Catholic priest working on the Northern Peninsula, while Devis was an employee of Labrador Grenfell Health.
The two men were travelling southbound on the Northern Peninsula highway in a small Toyota car when it struck a Department of Transportation and Works snowplow Wednesday afternoon.
The collision occurred about one kilometre north of the Cormack intersection on the highway commonly referred to as the Viking Trail. Snow was falling and road conditions at the time of the accident were described as slippery.