Man, 25, dies after car collides with transport truck near Clarenville

A man has died following a two-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Clarenville Tuesday night.

Car travelling east crossed into westbound lane; passenger pronounced dead at hospital

A transport truck and a car collided on the TCH outside of Clarenville late on Aug. 1. The accident was fatal. (Lee Pitts/CBC)

A 25-year-old man has died following a two-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Clarenville Tuesday night.

Around 11:30 p.m., a car travelling east crossed into the westbound lane and collided with a transport truck, RCMP say.

Tuesday night's collision on the TCH just outside Clarenville was fatal. (Lee Pitts/CBC)

Accident was fatal

The man who died was a passenger in the car. He was seriously injured and pronounced dead at hospital.

The 31-year-old male driver was also brought to hospital with injuries that police say are not life-threatening.

The driver of the transport truck, 59, was also taken to hospital where he was treated and released.

A helicopter was dispatched to the scene to assist with transporting people to hospital.

Motorists should expect delays 

Clarenville RCMP said Wednesday afternoon the Trans-Canada Highway will be closed approximately two kilometres west of Clarenville as they remove the tractor trailer form the site.

Motorists should expect delays.