Man dies of injuries after Chemainus crash

A 71-year-old man died on Tuesday of injuries he sustained in a vehicle collision in Chemainus last Thursday.

A 71-year-old man died on Tuesday of injuries he sustained in a vehicle collision in Chemainus last Thursday.

The man was driving a GMC Sonoma pickup truck that was struck by a Purolator transport truck at the intersection of Henry Road and the Trans-Canada Highway around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 25.

Witnesses reported that the Purolator truck was northbound on the highway when the pickup made a lefthand turn in front of it. In addition to the pickup’s driver, two passengers were injured: a 49-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, both of whom were taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Purolator truck, a 60-year-old Victoria resident, was not injured.

A collision analyst and reconstructionist attended the scene and is preparing a report about the collision. RCMP Victim Services is providing assistance to those affected, and neighbouring detachments helped notify the families of the injured.

No charges have been laid.

“The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP would like to offer their condolences to the family and friends of the victim,” Cpl. Krista Hobday said.