Man dies in crash near Bay Roberts

A 47-year-old man has died in a crash near Bay Roberts early this morning, according to police.

They said a vehicle traveling north on the Veterans Memorial Highway, between the Bay Roberts and North River exits, was involved in a single-vehicle collision around 4:30 a.m.

The Carbonear man died at the scene of the accident.

A 31-year-old passenger in the same vehicle was taken to the Carbonear General Hospital for treatment of what police are describing as non-life threatening injuries.

Police have not released the name of the man who died.

A section of the highway was closed after the accident but has since been reopened.

They said road conditions were bare and dry at the time of the crash.