2 killed in weekend Newfoundland crashes

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A 54-year-old man was thrown from his vehicle in a crash near Cottrell's Cove on Saturday, say police, while an ATV rider crashed his quad on Main Street in Ming's Bight on Saturday. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
A 54-year-old man was thrown from his vehicle in a crash near Cottrell's Cove on Saturday, say police, while an ATV rider crashed his quad on Main Street in Ming's Bight on Saturday. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

Two men are dead following weekend crashes in Newfoundland, say the RCMP.

A 54-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash on Friday afternoon, near Cottrell's Cove on Newfoundland's central coast.

In release sent Monday, the RCMP said the man — who wasn't wearing a seatbelt — was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Officers from Grand Falls-Windsor responded around 4:15 p.m. and closed down Route 352 for a few hours.

The RCMP say a collision analyst examined the crash site and the chief medical examiner's officer is still investigating.

On Saturday, a 49-year-old man was killed after he crashed his quad in Ming's Bight, near Baie Verte, along the island's north coast.

In a release sent Monday afternoon, Baie Verte RCMP say they received a report of a crash on Main Street around 3 a.m. Saturday, and when officers responded, the driver was found dead at the scene.

Police say he wasn't wearing a helmet.

Police suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash, and the investigation will involve the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The RCMP say it's the eighth death so far this year involving offroad accidents in their jurisdiction. Of the eight people killed, say police, five were no wearing helmets.

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