1 dead in single-vehicle collision in Makinsons, speed believed to be a factor

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A 54-year-old man has died, following a single-vehicle collision in Makinsons.

Bay Roberts RCMP responded to the accident on Route 71 at 7:40 p.m. Saturday.

A 28-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was taken to Carbonear General Hospital with what police said were extensive injuries.

Both the driver and passenger are from the Conception Bay area.

A portion of Route 71 was closed to traffic for a period of time Saturday night, but has since reopened.

An RCMP collision analyst attended and conducted a scene examination, however police said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the accident is asked to contact the Bay Roberts RCMP Detachment.