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Rocky Harbour RCMP lay charges in fatal September 2017 pedestrian/vehicle collision in Cow Head

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The RCMP has charged 56-year-old Neila Blanchard of Parsons Pond with a fall fatal pedestrian-motor vehicle collision that occurred in Cow Head this past fall.

On Sept. 11, Rocky Harbour RCMP responded to a collision in the community. A male teenager was on his way to school when he was struck by a vehicle, police say. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

This week Blanchard was arrested by the RCMP Corner Brook serious crime unit and she is facing a charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and was scheduled to appear in provincial court today.

Anyone with information concerning this collision is asked to contact the RCMP Serious Crime Unit (West) at 709-637-4403. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP190 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or submit a webtip at



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