Police confirmed the ages and hometowns of the three victims of the two-vehicle collision just west of the junction.
'Three killed in head-on collision near Howley Junction'
'Fatal crash brings number of N.L. highway deaths to 12 in last 2 ½ weeks'
A 56-year-old woman from Sop’s Arm, a 44-year-old woman from Pollards Point and a 71-year-old man from Labrador were all killed at the scene. Two others were transported to hospital in Corner Brook.
The accident occurred just after 9:30 a.m.
Traffic in the area was delayed throughout the day as work was done to clear the debris.
The highway has since reopened.
The incident is still under investigation.