Coroner identifies victim

89-year-old Saanich man dies after vehicle drives into water at Mill Bay ferry ramp

  • Sep. 24, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after his vehicle went into the water off the Mill Bay ferry ramp on Sept. 18.

The victim has been identified as John William Barton, 89, of Saanich.

Barton was seen to drive his SUV along the ramp to the Mill Bay ferry at about 8:10 a.m. on Sept. 18, crash through a barrier and go into the water. The ferry was not at the dock at the time.

An RCMP Dive Team found Barton still in his vehicle in about 20 metres of water. He was deceased at the scene.

The B.C. Coroners Service continues to investigate this death.


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