UPDATE: Neither speed nor alcohol were factors in fatal pickup truck crash

Head-on crash happened Saturday afternoon

A man was killed in a crash on Cedar Road near the Cedar bridge yesterday.

According to Nanaimo RCMP, the male driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck died after a head-on collision with a Ford pickup truck at about 1:50 p.m. Saturday.

Two passengers from the Chevy truck were airlifted to hospital, with one taken to Vancouver and one taken to Victoria. A Nanaimo RCMP press release noted that their injuries were serious but not life-threatening. The 22-year-old male driver of the Ford truck and his adult female passenger suffered minor injuries that didn’t require hospitalization.

Retired Abbotsford Police sergeant Shinder Kirk has been identified as the man who died in the crash.

Five ambulances were at the scene tending to patients. The road was closed until night time.

Nanaimo RCMP said no causes for the crash have yet been determined, but the investigation will continue, including mechanical inspections of the vehicles involved.

“Investigators do not believe alcohol and speed were contributing factors; however, weather and road conditions have not been ruled out,” the press release noted.

Andy Watson of the B.C. Coroners service said “we are in the early stages of our fact-finding investigation” around the crash.



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