The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said a passenger was killed early Monday morning when a car lost control on a road in Corner Brook.

The 20-year-old victim was pronounced dead at hospital following a crash on Griffin Drive, near Water Street.

Griffin Drive, Corner Brook

The RNC said the vehicle was heading west on Griffin Drive when the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled over an embankment. The vehicle came to rest on its roof.

The male driver and a female passenger were rushed to Western Memorial Hospital. The RNC said their lives were not believed to be at risk.

Police, paramedics and firefighters responded to the call for help around 1:15 a.m.

The investigation will continue Monday, although the RNC said in a statement that "speed is considered to have been a contributing factor."

Police said their initial investigation leads them to believe the victim was thrown from the small red car.

The RNC also said it doesn't appear alcohol was involved, and no charges are pending.

Officials closed traffic on Griffin Drive between Water Street and Barrett's Road so collision analysts and a forensic team could investigate.


  • An earlier version of this story incorrectly said a passenger had been pronounced dead at the scene. He was pronounced dead at hospital.
    Aug 19, 2013 8:10 AM NT