A 31-year-old woman is facing a series of charges, including impaired driving, following a fatal head-on vehicle collision on the Malahat highway in 2018.
The crash occurred on June 10th, 2018 at approximately 1 p.m. on the Trans Canada Highway just north of Aspen Road.
Sara Thomas, the woman currently facing charges, was driving a black minivan heading northbound when she collided with an SUV heading in the opposite direction in a 60 km/hr construction zone.
The driver of the SUV, 46-year-old David Tilley from Vancouver, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the SUV was also sent to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Thomas was also was taken to hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the collision.
At the time of the crash, police believed that the female driver of the minivan — Thomas — was impaired by alcohol.
Sara Thomas is now facing six charges related to the collision, including: impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, cause an accident resulting in death, cause an accident resulting in bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
She is scheduled to appear in Duncan provincial court on Tuesday, May 19th.