A 24-year-old Nanaimo man died as a result of a head-on collision Sunday afternoon on the Trans Canada Highway in Langford while two other people have suffered ‘significant’ injuries, the West Shore RCMP stated in a press release.
The crash occurred just past 1 p.m. near the Leigh Road overpass between a BMW and an Acura carrying a total of five occupants.
The male who died was the driver of the northbound Acura. His two passengers were taken to hospital with what police are describing as ‘significant’ injuries.
Two people were on board the southbound BMW and West Shore RCMP said they spoke with both passengers and there were no serious injuries reported by either.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation but investigators do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor.
“This is a very tragic incident. 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”, Cst. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP
No names have been released.
Anyone who witnessed the crash and has not spoken to police yet is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP.