A driver of a compact car that was struck by an allegedly impaired driver on the Nanaimo Parkway earlier this week has died.
In a press release, Nanaimo RCMP said the 24-year-old victim sustained injuries in a crash on the parkway at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19 and has died as a result of those injuries. The driver of the other vehicle remains in hospital.
“Our sincere thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased,” said reserve Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesperson, in the release.
In an earlier release, police noted that they received reports that a driver was going southbound in the northbound lanes of the parkway near the Trans-Canada Highway and Cedar Road.
The crash closed the northbound lanes of the parkway for several hours while investigators examined the scene and collected forensic evidence, police said at the time. Both vehicles were too damaged to be driven and had to be towed from the scene.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing and police seek dash cam or surveillance footage. Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.