Fatal crash in Crofton

It didn’t take long for 2015 to take a tragic turn in Cowichan.

It didn’t take long for 2015 to take a tragic turn in Cowichan. A 29-year-old Ladysmith man is dead after a car crash Sunday night on the Island Highway near the Crofton turnoff.

“The New Year has begun on a very sad note for a Ladysmith family,” North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Cpl. Krista Hobday said in a media release. “(On) Jan. 4, just shy of 8 p.m., a single vehicle left the roadway south of Mt. Sicker Road and the Trans-Canada Highway near Crofton and rolled. Witnesses stopped to offer aid, but the lone occupant, a 29-year-old Ladysmith man, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was operating a 2008 Ford F150 pick-up southbound on the Trans-Canada Highway. “The cause of the collision is still under investigation.”

No name has been released. The RCMP and B.C. Coroner’s Office are investigating.

—John McKinley