Date: Friday, November 27, 2020

File: 20-46813

Victoria, BC – VicPD Traffic officers are investigating a fatal, single vehicle crash in the 200-block of Skinner Street early this morning.

Just before 3 a.m. this morning, Patrol officers were called to the 200-block of Skinner Street, near the Catherine Street, for a report of a single vehicle crash. The vehicle was reported to be on fire and the sole occupant suffering from life-threatening injuries. Nearby residents had rushed to the assistance of the driver and were providing emergency first aid. When officers arrived, they discovered that the vehicle had struck a hydro pole. Officers took over emergency first aid until BC Emergency Health Services paramedics arrived and transported the driver to hospital.

Unfortunately, the driver succumbed to their injuries. Our thoughts are with their family today.

The road was closed for several hours as our VicPD’s Collision Reconstruction Team and VicPD Traffic officers gathered evidence for their investigation.

If you have information about this incident and have not yet spoken to officers, please call our Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, ext. 1.