August 08, 2012 at 4:15 pm Sooke RCMP, Fire and Ambulance were dispatched to a single vehicle collision on Sooke Road near Connie Road, Sooke, B.C.
A witness travelling behind the westbound van watched as the vehicle went off the roadway, over a patch of grass and head on into a tree. The 80-year-old male driver and 75-year-old female passenger had to be removed by the fire department with the Jaws of Life. They were both taken to Victoria General Hospital with serious but undetermined injuries.
Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be contributing factors in this crash and the Sooke RCMP will continue their investigation into the cause.
RCMP report that the male driver passed away last night, Aug. 13, at Victoria General Hospital. His identity is not being released at this time, to allow for notification of next of kin. The 75 year old female passenger, the driver’s spouse of 27 years, remains hospitalized.