Lake Cowichan RCMP investigating fatal collision on Highway 18

Lake Cowichan

2023-04-26 15:28 PDT

File # 2023-663

On April 26, 2023, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Lake Cowichan RCMP responded to a head-on collision between two vehicles, 2 km east of Lake Cowichan, BC.

A minivan travelling westbound collided head-on with a flatbed truck that was travelling eastbound. Unfortunately, the driver of the minivan died at the scene.

The driver of the truck was airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

The RCMP traffic analyst and Lake Cowichan RCMP officers are investigating the cause of the collision and the highway is expected to be closed in both directions until approximately 7:00 p.m.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the Lake Cowichan RCMP at 250-749-6668.

Released by

Cpl. Alex Bérubé
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Island District
2881 Nanaimo St, Victoria, BC V8T 4Z8
Office: 250-380-6110
Cell: 778-836-8153


Follow Us:

Date modified: