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BC RCMP are confirming a crash on West Coast Road in Sooke Tuesday was fatal.

Just after 1:30 p.m. on April 13th, emergency crews were called to a single-vehicle collision in the 7500 block of West Coast Road.

The driver, who was the lone occupant in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Sooke RCMP, it is believed a grey mid 90’s Nissan SUV was travelling westbound when it crossed the center line into the opposite lane of traffic, left the roadway, continued down a small embankment, and collided with a tree.

“Witnesses to the collision immediately attempted lifesaving efforts to the man until they were relieved by first responders,” said Sooke RCMP Sergeant Kevin Shaw.

“I’m very grateful for the contributions and lifesaving efforts of all involved, witnesses and first responders.”

Paramedics administered first aid to the vehicle’s only occupant, however, the Sooke man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A collision analyst is working alongside the Sooke RCMP to determine the cause of the crash.

The BC Coroners Service is also investigating to determine the cause of death.

The identity of the man was not released.

Sooke RCMP are asking any witnesses who may have seen the driving behaviour of this vehicle prior to the collision to contact them at 250-642-5241

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