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.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com

 

Just Posted

Western Speedway racing legend ‘The Flying Plumber’ turns 98

Dave Cooper recalls car crashes, his first win, and more

Second puppy killed by poisonous mushrooms in Victoria

Springer spaniel puppy died after consuming mushrooms in Fairfield neighbourhood

Driver charged in Central Saanich pedestrian’s death appears in court

Victim Kim Ward, 51, died on scene at the August 2018 crash

Langford homeowner helps West Shore RCMP catch car thief

The homeowner grabbed the suspect until the police arrived moments later

Nuisance tree will remain on perimeter of Fireman’s Park

Council re-affirm pledge to protecting healthy tree canopy

WATCH: Greater Victoria’s top stories of the day

A round-up of the day’s top stories

POLL: Do you think the day of the federal election should be a statutory holiday?

Increasing voter turnout has long been a goal of officials across the… Continue reading

Woman, 24, faces life-altering injuries after being dragged 4 blocks by vehicle in Vancouver

A gofundme account says the woman will have to undergo multiple complex surgeries

Fatal overdoses down by 33% in B.C., but carfentanil deaths continue to spike

Carfentanil, an illicit drug more powerful than fentanyl, causing more deaths than ever

Two RCMP vehicles vandalized in Duncan over long weekend

Local Mounties asking for help in finding culprits

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

Most Read