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Several blocks in Oak Bay are closed this morning following a serious crash which resulted in one fatality.

A municipal worker for the District of Oak Bay was struck and killed by a vehicle early on Wednesday morning while working on-site. 

The incident occurred on Monterey Avenue between Cranmore Road and Oak Bay Avenue, which are now closed to the public as well as traffic while Oak Bay Police and Saanich Police investigate the scene. 

Just after 8 a.m. Oak Bay Police responded to a serious collision between a speeding SUV and a municipal worker in the 1700-block of Monterey Avenue.

The employee was reportedly a 52-year-old man who was working on the scene in a construction zone inspecting a manhole cover in the green space by Bowker Creek.

According to Oak Bay Police, the driver of the SUV was heading northbound on Monterey Avenue when they went off the road and struck the worker head-on.

The Oak Bay municipal worker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The cause of the collision and actions of the driver remain under investigation.

BC Coroners confirmed to Victoria Buzz they’re on scene investigating a fatality near the Oak Bay Fire Department.

Several bus routes have been impacted due to the road closure. BC Transit says the #5 is being detoured but not cancelled. 

The area is expected to be closed for several hours while the incident remains under investigation. 

The District of Oak Bay tweeted on Wednesday afternoon their condolences for the family, friends and coworkers who were grieving the sudden loss of a loved one.

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