From the driver’s side, this white C6 Corvette coupe looks pretty normal.
But move over to the passenger side, and it’s a whole different story, with all the body panels missing, making the car appear to be a cutaway.
This was the aftermath of a crash on Wednesday afternoon near Cape Spear, the easternmost point in Canada, located on the Avalon Peninsula near St. John’s Newfoundland.
Ironically, the location was originally named “Cabo de Esperanca,” which means “cape of hope,” by the Portuguese. It morphed into Cape Spear over the years.
The two occupants in the Corvette were transported to a hospital in serious condition – the 22-year-old male driver and his 28-year-old male passenger, who was thrown from the car. The passenger died from his injuries on Friday morning.
The Corvette wound up on its roof after the accident, which happened around noon on Blackhead Road in Shea Heights, closing traffic between there and Blackhead Crescent until 4 p.m.
The Corvette was headed west on Blackhead Road from Cape Spear towards Shea Heights when the accident happened, according to RNC Sgt. Paul Didham.
He said it’s too soon to determine the cause of the accident and whether or not speed may have played a role.
“We’re very early in the stages of this investigation, obviously, so that’s one of the things we’ll be looking at,” he said. “Really, it’s too early to tell right now.”