Man dies after being ejected from truck

Alcohol may be a possible factor in the accident, police said.

  • Wed Oct 14th, 2015 12:00pm
  • News

A 55-year-old Otter Point man died when he was thrown from his pickup truck after it veered off West Coast Road on Friday night.

Sooke RCMP and Shirley Fire Department responded to the single-vehicle accident at 8:15 p.m. near Sheringham Point Road. The man was the only occupant in the vehicle, police say.

An initial investigation suggests the tried to correct his steering, after which he lost control, veered into the ditch and was thrown out of the vehicle thereafter.

Exact cause of the accident remains under investigation, though alcohol may be a possible factor, said Sooke RCMP.

The name of the deceased man is being withheld pending notification from his family.