Speed and alcohol factors in fatal crash
One woman is dead after a car crash in downtown Victoria.
According to police, alcohol and speed contributed to the crash, which happened just after midnight on Sunday.
Police said the 20-year-old Saanich woman, who was a passenger in the car, died at the scene.
The newer model white sedan was travelling at 130 km per hour when it hit a light stand at the intersection of Blanshard and Bay streets.
The 24-year-old male driver, also from Saanich, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The road was closed for several hours. So far no charges have been laid.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more BC News
- Coquihalla opensKamloops
- Fire destroys houseVernon / N. Okanagan
- Quad crash hospitalizes oneKelowna
- Teachers: 40 years of battlesBC