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Stephenville woman was victim in fatal highway collision near Pinchgut Lake

Debris from a fatal collision Tuesday evening was still strewn along the side of the Trans-Canada-Highway about one kilometre west of Pinchgut Lake in western Newfoundland Wednesday morning. A 72-year-old woman from Stephenville lost her life and a man is in hospital with critical injuries after their SUV struck a transport truck.
Debris from a fatal collision Tuesday evening was still strewn along the side of the Trans-Canada-Highway about one kilometre west of Pinchgut Lake in western Newfoundland Wednesday morning. A 72-year-old woman from Stephenville lost her life and a man is in hospital with critical injuries after their SUV struck a transport truck. - Gary Kean

A 72-year-old woman from Stephenville was the person who died at the scene of a motor vehicle collision about one kilometer west of Pinchgut Lake Tuesday evening.

According to the Corner Brook RCMP, the woman was a passenger in a SUV that struck a transport truck on the Trans-Canada Highway.

The woman died at the scene, police said. The man driving the SUV has been airlifted to the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s with critical injuries.

The driver of the transport truck was not hurt.

An RCMP collision analyst attended the scene and the police investigation is continuing.

The accident happened at around 6:50 p.m. and caused a lengthy delay in traffic flow as the scene was dealt with by emergency personnel.

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