Car of deceased driver being towed away. Photo via Chek News

Update: The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in a multi-vehicle accident on the Malahat on Nov. 18, 2015.

He was David Paulin, aged 33, of Victoria.

Paulin was travelling southbound in the correct lane of the Malahat at about 6:50 a.m. when it was struck by a northbound vehicle that had crossed the centerline.

Paulin was deceased at the scene.


Original:

One person is deceased after a multi-vehicle accident on the Malahat Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred around 6:50am near the Malahat Gas station. The highway was closed in both directions for 5 hours while RCMP Traffic Analyst and Coroner investigated.  It was reopened at noon.

The accident occurred in a section where there was no barrier.

According to CHEK News, the deceased is a 33 year old Saanich man. Three others are reportedly in serious condition.

The Malahat Fire Chief, Rob Patterson on Cfax1070 this morning says that if centre barriers had been in place where the accident occurred this morning, only 1 car would have been involved, and fatality much less likely.

He also said it appeared a northbound vehicle crossed the centre line in a stretch of highway without a centre median, leading to the crash.

Anyone with information on this crash is urged to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

 

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