Fatal collision on Sooke Rd claims the life of one man

West Shore

2021-09-20 09:32 PDT

File # 2021-17588

A collision involving two vehicles on Sooke Rd last Saturday night resulted in a death of one motorist and injuring another one.

On September 18, 2021, just after 11:30 pm, West Shore RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision in the 3700 block of Sooke Rd in Metchosin. It was determined that a grey Mazda 3 was travelling eastbound when it crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a grey Ford F-150.

The 53 year old driver of the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene by attending paramedics. The 39 year old driver of the Ford F-150 was trapped in his vehicle and had to be extracted by the Metchosin Fire Department before being transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Traffic had to be diverted at the time for several hours to allow collection of evidence and determining the leading causes of the collision, says Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP. The BC Highway Patrol Traffic Analyst and the BC Coroner are assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information to this collision is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.
 

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Cst. Alex Bérubé

Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
www.westshore.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4
Office: 250-474-2264
Fax: 250-474-8970

Email: westshore_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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