Police are looking for a man suspected of fleeing the scene of a fatal crash in Ladysmith this morning.
A Ford F-150 was driving southbound on Trans-Canada Highway near Oyster Stolo Road at around 8:15 a.m. Aug. 29, when it went over the centre median and struck an SUV that was travelling northbound, according to a BC RCMP press release.
Another pickup truck, which was towing a trailer, narrowly avoided colliding into the two vehicles, the release noted.
A female in the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene and BC Coroners Service is currently investigating.
BC RCMP said the male driver of the Ford F-150 fled the scene by stealing a nearby vehicle and has not been located since.
Investigators are extremely concerned about the F150 driver’s well-being as he was involved in a high-speed collision, and evidence at the scene suggests he is injured, Sgt. Janelle Shoihet of the BC RCMP said in a media release.
South Island Traffic Services (SIVTS) and Ladysmith RCMP are currently investigating the collision. A traffic reconstructionist has also been called to assist in the investigation.
The cause of the crash remains undetermined.
BC RCMP said in an e-mail to CHEK at 5:30 p.m. Saturday that the suspect has still not been located.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact SIVTS immediately at 250-416-0352.