Chemainus woman killed in crash

A 29-year-old Chemainus woman is dead after a single vehicle collision took place Saturday evening.

The incident was reported around 7:30 p.m.  on May 14.

At the scene, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP found a 2002 Volkswagon Jetta up against a tree. Inside the vehicle was the female driver along with a male passenger.  Both an RCMP traffic analyst and coroner also attended the scene to investigate.

The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene while the male passenger, also from Chemainus was transported to Cowichan District Hospital.

The 39-year-old male passenger sustained injuries to his right arm as well as other non-life threatening injuries.

According to witnesses, the Jetta was speeding southbound on Chemainus Road when it lost control on a corner just south of the Oak Street intersection.

The Jetta hit a cement barrier, rolled, and ended up against the tree. Road conditions were reportedly dry at the time of the accident.

Police are withholding the identity of the young female out of respect for family members.

The incident is still under investigation, and will include a mechanical inspection and a toxicology exam.

 

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