A victim of a fatal car crash on Malahat was given CPR. The victim was identified as a Vancouver man.
David James Tilley, 46-years old was killed in a two-vehicle collision near Aspen Road around 1 PM. A female passenger, who was identified as Tilley’s wife, Justine was taken to a healthcare facility with serious injuries.
The female driver of the other vehicle, who has not been identified, was also transported to a hospital.
Tilley’s minivan was southbound on the highway when it was involved in a head-on collision with a northbound vehicle. The driver of the northbound vehicle might have been under the influence of alcohol.
According to Cpl. Chris Dovell, alcohol is believed to be a factor in the fatal collision and police investigators are gathering evidence as to the level of impairment of the female driver and any driving evidence observed by witnesses.
The West Shore RCMP attended the collision along with Malahat Fire Rescue and B.C. Ambulance Service. The highway was closed in both directions for nearly an hour but reopened to single-lane traffic for most of the afternoon.
Several drivers stopped at the accident scene to perform CPR on Tilley.
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