Police are investigating a fatal accident on the Manuels Access Road Tuesday afternoon.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says a car travelling west lost control, crossed the median and ended up in the eastbound lane.

A female passenger died at the scene.

The male driver was taken to hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The Manuels Access Road was closed to traffic in both directions for several hours as police investigated.