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A 58-year-old Saanich man has died after a motorcycle crash near Port Renfrew.

The single-vehicle incident took place on Sunday afternoon, sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. According to a police report, the motorcyclist was on West Coast Road near Parkinson Creek trailhead.

The driver lost control and went over an embankment.

Family members have identified the driver to Victoria Buzz as Fred Fernando, and said his motorcycle club, the Patriarchs, searched throughout the evening until he was located.

Sooke RCMP confirmed they were called to the scene of the crash at around 9 p.m. and located Fernando who had already succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

This is the third fatal motorcycle-related fatality in the past month on southern Vancouver Island.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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