Saanich police and a coroner were on scene investigating a fatal crash at West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake Road on Feb. 4, 2021. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich police and a coroner were on scene investigating a fatal crash at West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake Road on Feb. 4, 2021. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

West Saanich Road reopens after deadly morning crash

Traffic resumes after nearly seven hours

West Saanich Road has reopened following a two-vehicle collision that killed one person on Thursday morning.

The Saanich Police Department and B.C. Coroner’s service are investigating a crash involving a pickup truck and a car on West Saanich Road near Prospect Lake Road. The Feb. 4 crash occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. and traffic in the area was diverted for about seven hours.

The driver of a black Honda CRX was pronounced dead at the scene and the other driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have identified and contacted next of kin for the individual who died.

Northbound traffic along West Saanich Road was closed at Old West Saanich Road, and traffic was backed up about one kilometre. Southbound traffic was closed at Prospect Lake Road.

“[It’s] a sad day for the community as lives lost on our roads is always upsetting,” says Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes. “It re-doubles my commitment to the pilot study to reduce posted speed on our residential roads to 40 kilometres per hour, and our other works to enhance the safety of our roads and intersections.”

Police said that while officers have already spoken to witnesses, anyone else who saw the incident or may have captured it on their dashcam is asked to contact the department’s non-emergency line at 250-475-4321.

READ ALSO: Driver ‘sheered telephone pole in half’ in rural Saanich crash, escapes with minor injuries


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Saanich police and a coroner were on scene investigating a fatal crash at West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake Road on Feb. 4, 2021. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich police and a coroner were on scene investigating a fatal crash at West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake Road on Feb. 4, 2021. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)