One man dead following weekend collision on Sooke Road: RCMP

One man dead following weekend collision on Sooke Road: RCMP
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The West Shore RCMP are currently investigating a fatal collision that occurred along Sooke Road, resulting in the death of one man and injuring another motorist.

According to police, the incident took place just after 11:30 p.m. on September 18 in the 3700-block of Sooke Road in Metchosin.

Police have 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 paramedics, says the West Shore RCMP.

The other driver in the Ford F-150, a 39-year-old, was trapped in his vehicle as a result of the crash. The driver needed to be extracted by the Metchosin Fire Department before he was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Traffic had to be diverted at the time for several hours to allow the 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 police with the investigation as well.

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

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