Fatal motor vehicle collision Mayne Island

Outer Gulf Islands

2023-05-22 10:07 PDT

File # 2023-368

On May 20, 2023, Outer Gulf Island RCMP received a report from BC Ambulance.

At approximately 9:45pm, their crew along with Mayne Island Fire Department were on scene at a single vehicle collision, with two fatalities

Outer Gulf members attended along with Detachment Commander Sgt Lee DYSON, who is a collision reconstructionist.

Sgt Dyson reported "Indications at scene, showed the vehicle was traveling Northwest on Merryman Drive. 

"While rounding a left hand curve , the vehicle driver failed to negotiate the curve and went off the right side of the roadway". "Vehicle then went down into a ditch where it struck a tree".

Family members have been notified.

For the privacy of all involved the names of the deceased will not be released.

Speed and alcohol are suspected as contributing factors

Police will continue to investigate the cause of the collision along with the BC Coroner’s Service



Released by:

Cst. Simon Bentley
Media Relations Officer
Outer Gulf Island RCMP
4419 Bedwell Harbour Rd, Pender Island BC, V0N 2M0
Office: 250-629-6171

Email: simon.bentley@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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