(Prospect Lake Road and Munn Road/Google Maps)

BC Coroners Service has confirmed to Victoria Buzz that they are investigating the death of a 51-year-old motorcyclist following a crash in Saanich Monday evening.

The man succumbed to his injuries sustained in a collision between a motorcycle and a pickup truck on Prospect Lake Road near Munn Road.

At the time of the incident – at around 5 p.m. – Saanich Police closed the 400-block of Prospect Lake Road for several hours while crash analyst investigated the crash.

The identity of the deceased has not been released at this time. The family of the deceased has been notified.

The driver of the truck was uninjured and police have been in contact with him.

Since news of the collision first broke, multiple locals took to social media to call for added safety measures to Prospect Lake Road, citing a host of prior crashes and incidents in the same area.

Saanich Police are expected to make an announcement confirming further details of the crash later this morning.

More to come.


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