BAY ROBERTS, N.L.
Police have confirmed that a woman is dead and another is in hospital with unknown injuries after a head-on collision between a school bus and an SUV on the Veterans Memorial Highway Thursday afternoon.
The deceased woman was the driver of the SUV. Her female passenger was sent to hospital.
About a dozen children were on the bus along with the driver and another staff member.
Police confirmed there was one child on the bus who received a superficial injury – meaning a scratch or a cut—but otherwise there were no injuries to anyone on the bus.
The highway is still closed but as of approximately 7:30 p.m. tow trucks were on scene, so police say it should be re-opened shortly.
A RCMP collision analyst was also on scene.
The RCMP is advising Veterans Memorial Highway is impassable this afternoon, Oct. 11, due to a serious motor vehicle collision.
The advisory was issued at 4:02 p.m.
RCMP and emergency response crews are at the scene.