Man, 24, dead after Sunday crash on Trans-Canada Highway

West Shore RCMP confirm fatality in crash near Leigh Road overpass

One man is dead after a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Leigh Road overpass on Sunday.

West Shore RCMP has confirmed a 24-year-old man has died as a result of the two vehicle head-on collision. BC Coroners Service confirmed the man who died was from Nanaimo.

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Just after 1 p.m. on Sunday, a BMW and an Acura collided near the Leigh Road overpass in Langford. The BMW, travelling southbound, had two passengers – neither of whom reported serious injuries to RCMP.

An Acura travelling northbound carried three passengers, including the male driver who later died. B.C. Coroners Service confirmed the man who died was from Nanaimo.

“This is a very tragic incident,” said Const. Nancy Saggar. “Although it is unknown if weather was a contributing factor in this case, it has since started snowing and we would like to remind motorists to please slow down and drive according to road conditions.”

Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. The exact cause of the collision remains under investigation.

The area was the site of another fatal crash in early January.



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