Shawnigan Lake RCMP say a youth cyclist was killed when they were struck by a pick-up truck towing a boat in Mill Bay.
Mounties are now investigating the crash, which took place just after 6:30 p.m. Monday at the corner of Benko Road and Kearny Place in Mill Bay.
Officers attending the scene discovered the cyclist, a Mill Bay resident, was fatally injured and they were prounounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Police say they believe the youth failed to stop at a stop sign and made a left onto Benko Road northbound. They say the driver of the truck wasn’t able to stop in time and struck the cyclist.
Vancouver Island Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service is aiding the investigation.
Victim Services was called out immediately, and anyone who saw this incident and is having difficulties is encouraged to reach out to them, or the Shawnigan Lake RCMP for assistance said Shawnigan Lake RCMP detachment Cmdr. Tim Desaulniers.
The driver is co-operating with the investigation, and initially it does not appear to be any criminality in this tragic collision.
The BC Coroners Service is also investigating the death.