1 dead, 1 missing after single-vehicle crash on Newfoundland's southwest coast

 (CBC - image credit)
(CBC - image credit)

The RCMP is searching for a missing person believed to have been in a vehicle that crashed on Route 470 Wednesday evening. (CBC)

One person is dead and another is missing after a fatal single-vehicle crash on Route 470 Wednesday evening, the RCMP confirmed.

The crash happened on a stretch of highway between Burnt Islands and Rose Blanche, on Newfoundland's southwest coast.

In a news release, police said the vehicle had left the road and was submerged in a pond.

The deceased was recovered from the water.

In an earlier statement to CBC News, RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Jolene Garland said search efforts were continuing for the second person "who is believed to have been an occupant of the vehicle."

Police responded to the crash shorty before 7 p.m. NT Wednesday.

Police had closed the highway temporarily and reopened it to one lane of traffic at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night.

The RCMP's underwater recovery team and a reconstructionist with traffic services remain on the scene on Thursday.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is also involved in the ongoing investigation.

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