STEPHENVILLE CROSSING The driver in Sunday nightâ€™s fatal crash in Stephenville Crossing is facing impaired driving related charges today.
A 70-year-old Stephenville Crossing man died shortly after the single-vehicle accident.
The Bay St. George RCMP responded at about 9:30 p.m. It is reported the 62-year-old driver â€” a Barachois Brook man â€” failed to make the turn on Brook Street and the Ford F150 pick up left the road. Emeregncy medical services and Stephenville Crossing fire department also responded. RCMPâ€ˆTraffic Services West attended to assist with the investigation.
The driver remains in police custody facing three charges â€” impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, operation of a motor vehicle causing death with blood alcohol exceeding the legal limit, and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death. He is expected to appear in court in Stephenville today.
A third man â€” a 53-year-old from Stephenville Crossing â€” was not injured, according to police.