STEPHENVILLE, N.L. – An employee of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Transportation Department was killed today while working on the Trans-Canada Highway near Stephenville.

Transportation Minister Paul Davis says the collision occurred when a pickup struck the 40-year-old man while he was working with a painting crew in the area.

The incident occurred about six kilometres west of Flat Bay Hill, just south of Stephenville.

Police say three other people have been taken to Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville with undetermined injuries.

Traffic was stopped in both directions of the highway for over an hour while police investigated and the scene was cleared.

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