Coroner identifies driver killed in crash south of Nanaimo

NANAIMO – The B.C. Coroners Service identifies driver killed in head-on collision.

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in a collision south of Nanaimo Monday.

Ryan James Jackson, 20, of Nanaimo, died at the scene when the car he was driving collided head-on with a motorhome on the Island Highway near the turnoff for the Duke Point Highway shortly after 11:15 a.m.

Jackson was the driver and sole occupant of the car.

The male driver of the motorhome has been transported to a burn treatment unit in Vancouver  for injuries he suffered when the motorhome caught fire following the crash.

Cpl. Norm Smith, head of Nanaimo RCMP Municipal Traffic Services, said Tuesday that police were still trying to determine why Jackson’s car was being driven on the wrong side of the highway.

The B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services are continuing their investigation.