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Young man from Nanaimo dead after highway crash yesterday in Victoria

West Shore RCMP confirm fatality in crash on Leigh Road overpass

A Nanaimo man is dead after a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway in Victoria yesterday.

West Shore RCMP have confirmed that a 24-year-old man died as a result of a two vehicle head-on collision near the Leigh Road overpass. B.C. Coroners Service confirmed the man who died was from Nanaimo.

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Just after 1 p.m. on Sunday, a BMW and an Acura collided on the overpass. The BMW, travelling southbound, had two passengers – neither of whom reported serious injuries to RCMP.

An Acura travelling northbound carried three passengers including the driver, who died.

“This is a very tragic incident,” said Const. Nancy Saggar. “Although it is unknown if weather was a contributing factor in this case, it has since started snowing and we would like to remind motorists to please slow down and drive according to road conditions.”

Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor. The exact cause of the collision remains under investigation.

The area was the site of another fatal crash in early January.



nina.grossman@blackpress.ca

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