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Clarenville RCMP seeking public’s assistance in finding witness to fatal motor vehicle collision near Thorburn Lake

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Clarenville RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a potential witness to a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on the Trans-Canada Highway near Thorburn Lake at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

According to an RCMP release issued this morning, Sept. 14, witnesses stated that a red pickup truck with a “BackRack” was seen heading eastbound in front of one of the vehicles that was involved in the collision.

A 76-year-old woman died at the scene of Tuesday’s accident.

Two people in the other vehicle were injured and taken to Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville.

If you have any information regarding this vehicle, please contact Clarenville RCMP at 709-466-3211. To remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at, or by downloading our free and secure mobile app. Search your App Store for "P3 Tips". Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous

The investigation is continuing, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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