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2nd woman dead following head-on crash near Arnold's Cove

Stock photo of an RCMP vehicle in Calgary, Alberta, June 28, 2022 (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
Stock photo of an RCMP vehicle in Calgary, Alberta, June 28, 2022 (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
Stock photo of an RCMP vehicle in Calgary, Alberta, June 28, 2022
Stock photo of an RCMP vehicle in Calgary, Alberta, June 28, 2022

The RCMP say a driver involved in a head-on collision near Arnold's Cove on Jan. 21 has succumbed to her injuries in hospital. A passenger of the vehicle the woman was driving died at the scene. (David Bell/CBC)

A second woman involved in a fatal head-on collision on the Trans-Canada Highway near Arnold's Cove last week has died.

The 22-year-old woman was the driver of a Hyundai Elantra that collided with a Chevrolet Equinox SUV on the highway on Jan. 21.

The woman had been transported to hospital in Clarenville and was transferred to St. John's but succumbed to her injuries.

A passenger in the Elantra, also a 22-year-old woman, died at the scene.

The RCMP are continuing its investigation, which involved a blood sample taken from the driver of the Chevrolet Equinox. Police said in a press release after the crash that the 71-year-old driver of the Equinox showed signs of impairment.

The investigation could result in the man facing charges of impaired driving causing death, said the press release.

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