Collision leaves one dead, another injured

A head-on collision north of Woss leaves one dead and another injured

A head-on collision on Highway 19 just north of Woss last Wednesday left one person dead and another in the hospital in Victoria for treatment while holding up traffic for hours.

At about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, a pickup truck collided with a flatbed truck carrying a BC Hydro service vehicle approximately 2.8 kilometres north of Woss, according to the RCMP’s North Vancouver Island Traffic Services.

The driver of the pickup succumbed to his injuries at the scene, which left both vehicles in the ditch alongside the highway

The flatdeck driver was airlifted from the scene to Victoria General Hospital for treatment.

The B.C. Coroner Service, Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement Unit, North Island Collision Reconstructionist and members of the North Island Traffic Services Unit investigated in the aftermath of the collision.

Names of those involved were not immediately released, pending notification of next of kin.