24-year-old woman dead after car carrying 5 hits moose near South Brook

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Police say the accident victim, who was a passenger, died at the scene while the driver was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.  (CBC - image credit)
Police say the accident victim, who was a passenger, died at the scene while the driver was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. (CBC - image credit)
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A 24-year-old woman is dead and another person is in hospital after a small car carring five people hit a moose on the Trans-Canada Highway near South Brook, east of Springdale, early Friday morning.

In a news release, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Springdale said they were called to the crash around 1:00 a.m. NT and found the vehicle over a steep embankment.

Police say the vehicle lost control after it hit the moose and ended up over the embankment.

They said the victim, who was a passenger in the car, died at the scene. Police said the driver has life-threatening injures, and was taken to the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, almost an hour away in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Police say passengers in the back of the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The moose died on impact.

Police say a collision analyst is investigating and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is also involved.

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