FLAT BAY As the investigation continues into the death of a paint crew worker with the Department of Transportation and Works, Const. Matthew Christie of RCMP Traffic Services West said it is not believed the accident was the result of a medical issue.
While he could not yet release the name of the deceased, he did say the man is a resident of Cape Ray.
Christie said an autopsy, performed at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook, revealed the obvious — that the man died as a result of being struck by the vehicle.
He said the three people that were sent to hospital on Tuesday following the accident — two in the private pickup that ran into the paint crew worker and a man who was inside a Department of Transportation and Works pickup truck that was also struck — were all released from Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville after being treated for minor injuries on Tuesday.
In addition to the investigation by analysts with RCMP Traffic Services West, Occupational Health and Safety is also investigating.