Police investigate Reynolds Secondary student for dangerous driving after fatal crash in Saanich

WatchFor nearly two decades Saanich homeowners say they've been calling for safety upgrades to a street that was the site of a fatal crash Monday afternoon. A 19-year-old motorcycle driver is dead and a 16-year-old high school student is being investigated for dangerous driving. April Lawrence reports.

Officials have confirmed the car that was involved in a fatal collision at Cumberland and Union roads in Saanich was driven by a student from Reynolds Secondary School.

At around 12 p.m. Monday, there was a collision between a car and a motorcycle at the intersection. The motorcyclist, a 19-year-old man, died at the scene.

The 16-year-old male driver of the car was not injured and is being investigated for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. There was no passenger in the car, according to police.

Reynolds Secondary School Principal Tom Aerts sent out a letter to parents and guardians informing them that a student was involved in the crash.

“All youth that observed or were directly involved with this incident were uninjured and are receiving supports from the school and or community,” Aerts wrote in the letter.

“We will only be sharing further information released by the police and ask for your support in minimizing social media speculations as we continue to help the individuals
involved. As the Reynolds community our thoughts and condolences are with all involved in this tragic incident.”

While his identity isn’t being publicly released, a family friend is remembering the 19-year-old victim as a “wonderful young man”, describing him as a “sweetheart” that was both smart and athletic and who was always a safe rider.


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