Langford man dies in crash on Veterans Memorial Parkway

Road conditions not initially believed to be a factor in fatal Sunday night crash

A 53-year-old Langford man has died after a single vehicle collision in Colwood.

At approximately 10 p.m. Sunday night, West Shore RCMP, Colwood Fire Rescue and B.C. Ambulance responded to the Veterans Memorial Parkway and Latoria Road intersection in Colwood. The original call came in with a report that the driver was trapped inside the vehicle.

“It was quickly determined the occupant of the vehicle was deceased,” said acting Colwood Fire Chief John Cassidy.

According to police, the vehicle, a blue Chevrolet pickup, was seen travelling at a high rate of speed on Veterans Memorial Parkway towards Latoria before crashing head on into the rock wall.

While it was a cold, rainy night, Cassidy noted from the fire department’s perspective, it did not appear that road conditions were a factor in the crash.

“The RCMP are still doing follow-ups with their analysts to determine the cause of the crash,” he added.

The B.C. Coroner’s Service and an RCMP traffic analyst were called to assist with the investigation.

“All of the first responders worked well together and stepped up to the plate during a difficult situation,” Cassidy said.

The name of the driver had not been released at this time, as police were still notifying next of kin.

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