A 23 year old Ladysmith resident was killed after being struck by two vehicles on the Trans Canada Highway between Brenton Page Road and Cedar Road Wednesday morning, Feb. 24, shortly after 5 a.m.
Jake Gunn was apparently standing in the northbound fast lane of the highway, when he was struck by the mirror of a Tundra pickup truck, which swerved but could not avoid him.
Gunn was also struck by a following tractor trailer unit, which could not avoid him either, according to the RCMP’s preliminary investigation.
“Drivers of the Toyota Tundra, tractor trailer unit and other passing motorists stopped to provide medical attention to the male however he was deceased,” says Cpl. Brad Robinson in a release from the South Island Traffic Services.
“All drivers and witnesses have been cooperative with the police investigation.”
Ladysmith RCMP, North Oyster Fire Department and BC Ambulance responded to the accident. The northbound lane of Highway 1 was closed for several hours, and backed up as far as the First Ave. and Ludlow intersection, while police completed their investigation.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact South Island Traffic Services at 250-416-0352.