The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in a renewed call for dashcam footage or witnesses of a fatal crash that occurred on Thursday, May 20.
The incident took place just before 9 p.m. at the intersection of Cranberry Avenue and the Trans Canada Highway.
When an initial investigation was launched into the crash, police learned from witnesses that the deceased, age 74, was in the process of legally turning left from Cranberry Ave, onto the highway when her vehicle was t-boned by a Dodge Ram pickup truck.
A 47-year-old man was driving the Dodge Ram southbound along the Trans Canada Highway and witnesses say it appeared he was travelling at a high speed and did not stop for the red light.
The man sustained injuries and was transported to the local hospital, however, later being flown to Victoria for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The 74-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators have renewed a call for witnesses and dashcam footage, suggesting that they are confident, given the time of the crash and the number of vehicles that were in the vicinity, there is additional information available from the public who were present.
According to RCMP, investigators are also hoping to obtain any pre-collision driving evidence involving the suspect’s vehicle, which is described as a white 2013 Dodge Ram.
Charges have not been laid to date, and an investigation is ongoing.
Those with information are asked to call 250-754-2345.