Shawnigan Lake RCMP are investigating a young cyclist killed in a collision with a pick-up truck towing a boat in Mill Bay.
The crash occurred just after 6:30 p.m. Monday night at the corner of Benko Road and Kearny Place.
Upon arrival, officers found that the youth cyclist had been fatally injured, and was pronounced deceased at the scene by BC Emergency Health Services.
“This collision remains under investigation, however, the initial investigation leads us to believe the cyclist failed to stop at the stop sign and made a left (northbound) turn onto Benko Road,” said Commander Tim Desaulniers Shawnigan Lake RCMP Detachment.
“The driver of the pickup truck was unable to stop in time, and collided with the cyclist.”
The Shawnigan Lake RCMP are continuing their investigation assisted by the Vancouver Island Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS).
“Victim Services was called out immediately, and anyone who saw this incident and is having difficulties is encouraged to reach out to them, or the Shawnigan Lake RCMP for assistance” adds Desaulniers.
“The driver is co-operating with the investigation, and initially it does not appear to be any criminality in this tragic collision.”
The BC Coroners Service is also conducting a separate investigating.
The name of the youth will not be released.