Missing pair killed in crash

The disappearance of a young couple on Vancouver Island was solved on Sunday.

The father of a young man who was reported missing earlier this month with his girlfriend confirmed that they crashed on Pat Bay Highway and were killed, CTV News reports.

Alastair Evans remembered his 23-year-old son James as "a good kid" at the scene of the crash.

James and Easha Rayel, 36, were last seen on Aug. 9, according to Sidney-North Saanich RCMP.

Police issued a news release on Aug. 12 saying that the couple had gone missing and asked the public for help to find them.

The release said the couple may have been travelling to the Lower Mainland, and a sighting was later reported in Vernon.

Missing pair may be in area

"Two weeks ago he was going home back to his mom's place," the father said. "They weren't going to Vancouver. They weren't going to Vernon. They weren't going anywhere. They were going back to the house. And who knows? Front tire popped on the car — or deer. It happened pretty quick."

Evans grew emotional as he spoke about his loss. Asked what he would miss most about James, he replied: "It's a long list."

"It's sad," Evans said. "I feel for Easha's family and my family."

"I know that they've been working together and falling in love and enjoying life. It wasn't meant to happen like this."

— With files from CTV News Vancouver Island

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