Fiery crash leaves one dead in Metchosin

Speed believed to be contributing factor in crash

The investigation into a fiery crash that left one man dead in Metchosin is still ongoing.

A Porsche 911 was reportedly traveling northbound in the 4200 block of Happy Valley Road when it lost control, hit a hydro pole and burst into flames Monday evening.

West Shore RCMP officers tried to rescue the driver from the burning vehicle, using fire extinguishers, but their efforts were unsuccessful due to the extreme nature of the fire and heat.

The Metchosin Fire Department was called to the scene at approximately 7:15 p.m. said Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop. “We had about a dozen firefighters on scene.”

The lone occupant and driver of the vehicle has been identified as a 49-year-old male, who has been residing in Langford, but his name has not been released at this time.

Happy Valley Road was closed in both directions between Lindholm and Bennett roads for several hours while crews examined the scene, restored power and had the vehicle removed from the area.

The crash knocked out power to more than 1,000 BC Hydro customers for several hours.

Preliminary reports, according to the West Shore RCMP, indicate speed may be a determining factor in the crash. It is believed no other vehicles were involved in the incident. The investigation is continuing with the assistance of the Integrated Collision Analyst Reconstructionist Service and the B.C. Coroners Service.

If you have any information about this crash, police are asking you contact them at 250-474-2264 or through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIIPS.

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