North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP are investigating a fatal collision on Trans Canada Highway.

North Cowichan\Duncan

2021-07-05 13:26 PDT

File # 2021-10425

North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP and South Vancouver Island Traffic Services (SIVTS) are investigating a collision that claimed one person’s life earlier this morning and are seeking witnesses and dashcam footage from drivers in the area.

At around 11:25a.m. this morning, July 5th, frontline officers from the North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP were called to a single vehicle collision on the Trans Canada Highway near Allenby road. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found a commercial vehicle that had stopped just past the intersection, and a person laying on the ground suffering from serious injuries.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the commercial vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Investigators are interested in any witnesses who saw the driving behaviour of this vehicle prior to it travelling through the intersection states Sergeant Chris Manseau of the BC RCMP.

A traffic reconstructionist has been called to assist in the investigation, and is working to determine the cause of the collision, which remains unknown at this time. Traffic flow northbound is anticipated to be shut down for several hours, and drivers are asked to avoid the area.

An investigator from the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement is also on scene.

The BC Coroners Service is conducting a concurrent investigation and will assist police in determining the deceased person’s identity. Their identity will not be released.

If you were a witness to this collision and have not already spoken to police, you are urged to call the North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP at 250-416-0352.

Released by

Sgt. Chris Manseau

Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
bc-cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3791
Cell: 250-413-7954

Email: chris.manseau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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