With loved ones reeling from tragedy, a fundraiser has been launched following a fatal single-vehicle collision in Langford that claimed a man’s life on Father’s Day.

At around 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 19th, West Shore RCMP responded to a crash in the area of Goldstream Avenue at Kristina Place after a driver collided with a parked industrial vehicle.

The 59-year-old driver was the vehicle’s only occupant, police said, and though emergency crews rendered first aid on scene, he succumbed to his injuries.

Now, a GoFundMe posted on Thursday, Help for Jepson Family Father’s Day Tragedy, aims to raise $10,000 to help his immediate family.

“We are reaching out for help for the Jepson family to get through this hard time,” wrote fundraiser organizer Stephanie Reader. “As you may have heard, Bill left us tragically on Father’s Day morning.”

According to Reader, Bill suffered a “medical emergency” while driving.

“He leaves behind a wonderful wife, Laura, [two] daughters, [two] grandkids, and many friends,” she added. “Anything you can give to help them make this transition a little easier is greatly appreciated.”

On Monday, RCMP Const. Meghan Groulx said the BC Coroners Service and an RCMP collision analyst were still investigating the incident.

At this time, police ask anyone who witnessed the crash and has yet to speak with officers or has dashcam footage to call West Shore RCMP at (250) 474-2264.

You can donate to the GoFundMe online here.

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