A man and a woman are confirmed dead after Monday’s three-vehicle collision on Highway 4 near Little Qualicum Falls, RCMP said.
The accident happened after 11 a.m. Monday when a west-bound GMC pick up truck crossed the centre line and hit an east-bound Chevrolet Cavalier and a Toyota Rav 4.
The 37 year-old male driver of the GMC pick up truck was transported to a Victoria area Hospital by air ambulance but died of his injuries.
His eight-year old daughter, who was a passenger, also sustained serious injuries and is in a Victoria hospital where she remains in stable condition.
Police have determined that the man resided in both Alberta and Vancouver Island. His identity is not being released pending notification of next of kin.
The 34 year-old female driver of the Cavalier was also transported to a Victoria area hospital by air ambulance but died of her injuries last night.
Police say that the woman was a Campbell River resident but her identity is also not being released pending notification of next of kin.
The passengers of the Cavalier and Toyota were transported by air ambulance to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The cause of the accident isn’t known yet.
RCMP collision reconstruction and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating the incident.
Anyone who witnessed this collision, and has not yet spoken with police, is urged to contact the Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111.