At 9:45 p.m. yesterday, Sheet Harbour RCMP and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Highway 7.
Preliminary investigation determined that an eastbound vehicle pulled out to pass another vehicle in a passing lane. There was an oncoming vehicle in that lane. As the driver attempted to switch lanes to avoid a collision, the sedan left the roadway.
The sole occupant of the vehicle, a 17 year-old man from Moser River, died at the scene as a result of his injuries.
The incident is still under investigation.
An RCMP collision reconstructionist is on scene.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this difficult time.
Source: Media Release