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A two-vehicle collision on Island Highway West in Qualicum Bay last week claimed the life of a 31-year-old Bowser resident.

Emergency officials were called to the crash in the 6000-block of Island Highway West just after 7 p.m. on Friday, November 25th.

The initial investigation found that a northbound Mazda MX3 crossed the highway’s centre line and hit a Pontiac Grand-Am travelling south.

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The lone occupant of the Mazda died at the scene, while the lone occupant of the Pontiac was uninjured.

“A definitive cause as to how or why the Mazda drifted into the oncoming lane has not yet been determined,” says Sergeant Shane Worth of the Oceanside RCMP.

“The investigation is ongoing in conjunction with an RCMP collision reconstructionist and the BC Coroners Service.”

Oceanside RCMP ask that anyone with information or footage of the collision, call them at (250) 248-6111.

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