Fatal collision in Courtenay

Comox Valley

2022-07-06 13:45 PDT

File # 2022-10001

Comox Valley RCMP is investigating after an early morning collision resulted in the death of a 35-year old man.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. Frontline officers of the Comox Valley RCMP were called to a report of a person being struck by a vehicle on the 3900-block of Ryan Road in Courtenay.

Investigators spoke with witnesses at the scene who said that the man had been laying in the middle of the travel portion of the road when a vehicle nearly missed hitting him. The driver of that vehicle pulled over to the side of the road and activated their hazard lights in an effort to warn other oncoming drivers. Unfortunately, one of the oncoming drivers did not see the man laying in the road and struck him. The driver remained at the scene and was cooperative with the investigation.

At this time, we do not know what the man was doing in the middle of the road, said Cst. Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP. We will continue our investigation and will work with the BC Coroners Service to determine all the factors leading up to this mans death; including whether or not he may have suffered an injury or medical incident prior to being struck by the vehicle.

Anyone with information, including dashcam footage, is asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321 and refer to file 2022-10001.


Released by

Cst. Monika Terragni

Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781

Email: bcrcmp-grcencb@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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