It could take a couple of months before the investigation is complete into a single-vehicle crash that resulted in three deaths early Sunday morning in Georgetown Royalty.
Sgt. Chris Gunn of the Kings District RCMP said a collision analyst’s report and an autopsy would both take some time to complete.
“We now believe speed was one of the contributing factors,” he said Monday afternoon.
The crash occurred on a straight stretch of Route 3 where the posted speed limit is 90 km/h. Emergency responders were called to the scene at 2:20 a.m.
The driver, a 36-year-old man, along with two passengers, a 30-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman, all died at the scene. A fourth person, a 24-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was released on Sunday.
All were Kings County residents.
The police have asked anyone who was in the area at the time of the crash to contact the Kings District detachment at 902-838-9300. In particular, they are looking to speak with the driver of a white Ford truck who may have witnessed the crash.
“We’ve had some tips that we’re following up on, but we have not confirmed the identity of the person who may or may not have been driving the Ford truck,” Gunn said.
Sunday’s crash is the third vehicle-related fatal investigation for the detachment in the two months. A 44-year-old man from Charlottetown died on May 30 in a vehicle-pedestrian collision on Route 3 in New Perth and a 27-year-old man died after he was struck while cycling by an alleged impaired driver.
Gunn reminds the public there is more traffic on the roads with the opening of the Atlantic bubble.
“Especially on weekends, we want to remind the travelling public to plan ahead and ensure their speed is appropriate for the road conditions,” he said.