Woman dies in fatal collision in Newton

Colin MacLean
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A 31-year-old Emerald-area woman died this morning after her car hit a tree in Newton.

At 5:40 a.m. Prince District RCMP, Island EMS and the Kinkora Volunteer Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle collision on Route 111.

The woman died on impact after her car slid off the road and hit a tree.

She was the lone occupant of the vehicle.

The RCMP are still investigating the accident, but believe distracted driving and driving too fast for road conditions were contributing factors.

It was the second fatal accident in P.E.I. this week after a 59-year-old woman died near Tignish Monday.

RELATED: Victim in fatal collision near Tignish identified

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Newton

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  • Fed up
    December 10, 2015 - 17:18

    I sent a note earlier that the Liberals need to get their salt trucks out and stop building roundabouts...but YOU refused to print it...?? Shame we blame your Liberals for this...but they worry about their almighty dollar and not so much lives!

  • Wondering
    December 10, 2015 - 12:46

    How do police know she was distracted???? If there was a phone out, how do they know she was using it???? I have mine on the seat next to me all the time when i'm driving. OR maybe she was distracted by a dog running in the field!

  • Western Joe
    December 09, 2015 - 16:24

    I work within Transportation and I can tell you that the higher ups in Charlottetown are more concerned about their bottom line-they are scared to call out sand trucks in case they break down and have to send mechanics out to fix them-its sad how they will spend on some things-and a few bucks that could save someones life doesnt happen. Time to call out the pencil pushers in town.

    December 09, 2015 - 15:43

    Sad situation. No matter what the circumstances, their families and friends will suffer, and hurt over this. Judging the situation helps nothing.

  • Fed up with Ignorant Posters
    December 09, 2015 - 14:04

    Hey "People Have To Adjust Their Driving" --- A little compassion , a person lost their life , you have no idea what happened , so zip it and save your rantings for another forum you insensitive .........

  • Island Guy
    December 09, 2015 - 10:39

    Anyone remember this article from not too long ago concerning the drastic cut in use of salt/sand on PEI roadways. Winter, and bad roads are barely among us, and already 2 deaths. http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2015-12-02/article-4362092/Questions-raised-about-salt-use-on-P.E.I.-roads-this-winter/1

  • Joe Blow
    December 09, 2015 - 10:23

    Comments regarding no salt on roads or roads not being maintained are a little out of line considering the article states that RCMP believe distracted driving or driving too fast for road conditions are the cause.

    • joe no
      December 09, 2015 - 19:45

      states the RCMP believe,so joe is that fact they should not of said that without being sure .I believe is not fact

  • Joyce
    December 09, 2015 - 10:04

    Is there no sand n salt being used? That's 2 deaths with winter not even beginning

  • Its time
    December 09, 2015 - 09:49

    Two deaths in as many days attributed to icy roads. When are we going to take a look at how our department of highways is looking after this? If a business doesn't clear the ice from their sidewalks and someone falls and is injured they can be held responsible. It is time someone held those responsible for salting / sanding operations accountable. Get the vehicles out there early, do a better job and make the roads safe to travel on. That or step aside and let someone that can do it properly look after it. Its time !

    • spud
      December 09, 2015 - 13:58

      the roads the two deaths happened on are both plowed and sanded and supposed to be checked 24 hours a day by private contractors who are payed to do it.

    • HUH!!!
      December 09, 2015 - 16:35

      Did you actually read this article ???? I think the RCMP are still investigating and believe distracted driving and driving to fast for the road conditions being contributing factors.