Three people are dead following a head-on collision Monday on Veterans Memorial Highway. 

A fourth person has been taken to hospital for treatment, according to Bay Roberts RCMP. 

The accident happened around noon, and the section of highway from Makinsons to Roaches Line was closed for several hours. 

Police reopened the road just after 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were on the scene from about noon to just before 6 p.m.

A collision analyst and other RCMP officers had also been on the scene. 

Fatal crash

Police say three people are dead and another has been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash on the Avalon Peninsula. (Janelle Kelly/CBC)