Central Saanich Police are looking for witnesses to a motor vehicle incident on Monday that may have involved the vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian the same night.
The crash occurred around 6:45 pm on Mount Newton Cross Road at Lochside Drive., approximately 20 minutes before the fatal collision that took place in the 7600 block of Central Saanich Road.
Police said they received a tip that a “red Jeep rear-ended a black sedan” and they are looking to speak with the driver and occupants of the black car. They are also looking for any witnesses who might have additional information.
Two sisters were walking their dogs northbound along Central Saanich Road when an SUV travelling southbound crossed the centre line just after 7 p.m. and struck them.
A 51-year-old woman died at the scene and her 48-year-old sister was critically injured.
The women were walking their two dogs, one succumbed to the injuries, while the other managed to run home.
The driver, a 26-year-old man, was also transported to hospital and later released.
Anyone with information is asked to call Central Saanich Detective Chad Vincent at 250-652-4441 – ext.3063 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).