A news release issued by Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Saturday says RNC has requested the Department of Justice and Public Safety engage an independent agency to oversee investigation of a fatal motor vehicle collision in Corner Brook Friday evening.
The RNC release says at approximately 9:40 p.m. an RNC patrol officer was travelling on Main Street in Corner Brook and attempted to initiate a traffic safety stop with a vehicle.
“The vehicle failed to stop for police. A short time later, the officer located the vehicle in an area known as lower Caribou Road where it had collided in to a private dwelling,” reads the news release.
Police say there was a man in his twenties in the vehicle who was taken to a hospital by Corner Brook paramedics, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
“As in all cases where an RNC officer is present at an incident that results in a serious injury or death, the Chief of Police has requested that the Department of Justice and Public Safety engage an independent agency to oversee the investigation,” the RNC release says.