The RCMP believe a Bay Roberts man died of a medical condition prior to a two-vehicle accident in the town on Wednesday.
According to police, the man, 68, was backing out of his driveway on Country Road when his pickup truck was struck by an oncoming car.
A witness reported seeing the man in trouble just before the collision happened.
The two people in the other vehicle were not injured.
Police said speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the accident.
A cause of death is not yet confirmed.