West Shore RCMP says a 24-year-old man has died, while two other people have ‘significant’ injuries in a head-on crash that happened on Highway 1 in Langford Sunday afternoon.
The BC Coroners Service says they are in the early stages of its investigation into the death of a male in his 20s from Nanaimo.
Police provided an update Monday morning in the collision between a BMW and an Acura Sunday that happened just after 1 p.m. near the Leigh Road overpass.
Investigators say the male that died was the driver of the northbound Acura, which was also occupied by two passengers that were taken to hospital with what police are describing as ‘significant’ injuries.
Two people were on board the southbound BMW and West Shore RCMP said they spoke with both passengers and there were no serious injuries reported by either.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation and police do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor.
“This is a very tragic incident. Although it is unknown if weather was a contributing factor in this case, it has since started snowing and we would like to remind motorists to please slow down and drive according to road conditions,” West Shore RCMP Cst. Nancy Saggar said in a statement.
Highway 1 was shut down at the scene of the crash for several hours and was re-opened at 6 p.m.
West Shore RCMP is asking anyone who witnessed this collision and, has not yet spoken to police, to give them a call.
You can also call Crime Stoppers.