Crash claims victim on West Coast Rod

Young father succumbs to injuries in vehicle crash

  • Wed Oct 30th, 2013 6:00am
  • News

At 9:30 p.m. on Monday night, October 28, the Sooke RCMP, BC Ambulance Service paramedics and local fire crews from Otter Point and Sooke responded to a single vehicle crash in the 8700 block of West Coast Road (Hwy. 14).

Despite the efforts of emergency crews at the scene, the 29-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the 2006 Toyota Corolla, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation by the Sooke RCMP, South Island Traffic Services, RCMP Traffic Analyst/Reconstructionist, and the BC Coroners Service.

Preliminary information indicates that the road surface was dry at the time, and the weather was clear. West Coast Road was closed for several hours as police conducted their investigation. The road was opened again at 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

The Sooke Fire Department offered mutual aid to the first responder which was the Otter Point Fire Department. Sorensen said the accident occurred close to Gordon’s Beach and the vehicle went off the road and crashed into a tree. He stated there were many witnesses and people on the scene.

Any witnesses to this crash who have not yet spoken to police, are asked to contact the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241.

The identity of the deceased will be released at a future date by the BC Coroners Service