Updated: Alleged hit-and-run truck driver found

Crofton driver of small truck investigated for allegedly leaving Monday's Malahat rollover wreck that injured female SUV driver

The driver of this SUV suffered injuries after Monday's Malahat roll-over collision with a small truck whose driver allegedly fled the scene. He's wanted by police.

A truck driver wanted by police after Monday’s Malahat injury collision has been identified.

“The 26-year-old man from Crofton is alleged to have left the scene of a crash in which the occupant of a second involved vehicle — a 64-year-old woman from Mill Bay — was injured,” Shawnigan Lake RCMP’s release says.

“The man is now under investigation for failing to remain at the scene of this collision. This investigation is ongoing.”

As charges have yet to be laid, the suspect’s identity was not released.

Investigators thanked the public and media for assistance in the investigation.

The Malahat Drive wreck happened at about 10:25 a.m.

Shawnigan Lake RCMP were called to the single-vehicle rollover where a small truck entered the highway and allegedly collided with a southbound SUV.

That hit caused the SUV to veer across two northbound lanes of traffic, and roll down an embankment, police say in an earlier release.

Paramedics and Malahat volunteer firefighters attended the scene to help rescue the SUV’s lone occupant. The female driver was taken to Victoria General Hospital with undetermined injuries, RCMP said.

 

Anyone with information relating to this crash is asked to contact Const. Raelyn Hart of the Shawnigan Lake RCMP at (250) 743-5514 and quote file number 2014-3008, or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.