One driver has died, and another is injured, following a two-vehicle collision along Highway 19A in Merville, north of Courtenay.

On Wednesday, just before 4:00 p.m., Comox Valley RCMP and BC Highway Patrol were called to a head-on crash near Williams Beach Road, closing the highway for several hours to examine the scene.

According to police, a 20-year-old man driving a Kia SUV crossed over the centre line, hitting an oncoming Hyundai driven by a 29-year-old woman.

“The driver of the Hyundai succumbed to her injuries at the scene, and the other driver received non-life-threatening injuries,” BC Highway Patrol said in a statement.

At this time, BC Highway Patrol continues its investigation, asking anyone who witnessed the crash or has related dashcam footage to call (250) 286-5646.

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