Nfld. & Labrador

3 dead in car crash on TCH near Appleton

A 23-year-old male and a 22-year-old female died at the scene. A lone passenger of an SUV, a 51-year-old female, was taken to hospital and later died from injuries.

Police received a report of an accident around 8:20 p.m. Saturday

Gander RCMP responded to a two-vehicle crash Saturday night that killed three people. (CBC News)

Three people are dead following a collision involving two vehicles on the Trans-Canada Highway near Appleton, N.L., Saturday night.

Gander RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle accident around 8:20 p.m. Saturday.

Officers closed both lanes of the highway to traffic for about three hours while attending the scene.

The three victims were the only occupants of the two vehicles.

In a news release on Monday, the RCMP said an SUV travelling west and a car travelling east collided head-on.

The two passengers of the car, a 23-year-old male and a 22-year-old female, died at the scene. They were both from Gander, according to police.  

The lone passenger of the SUV, a 51-year-old female of Lewisporte, was taken to hospital and later died from injuries, said the RCMP.

The RCMP said alcohol is not suspected to have played a role in the crash. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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