Crash in Parksville claims one life


2023-09-02 12:53 PDT

File # Oceanside RCMP 2023-9457

A two vehicle collision on Friday afternoon in Parksville has resulted in the death of a 69 year old Parksville man.

On September 1, 2023 at approximately 4:00 PM Oceanside RCMP, Parksville Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance Service responded to a two vehicle collision on Alberni Highway at Dunbar Way involving an SUV and garbage truck. Unfortunately, the driver and lone occupant of the SUV was located deceased at the scene. The driver of the garbage truck was not seriously injured.

The investigation into the exact cause of the crash is being led by the Oceanside Municipal Traffic Unit in conjunction with the RCMP Collison Analysis and Reconstruction Service and the BC Coroners Service.

At this time, the initial indications are that the SUV veered into the oncoming lane of the garbage truck and collided head on with the truck, says Sergeant Shane Worth of the Oceanside RCMP. If you witnessed this crash or have dash cam video of the crash and have not yet spoken with police, please contact the Oceanside RCMP quoting police file # 2023- 9457.

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Sgt. Shane Worth

Media Relations Officer
Oceanside RCMP
421 Pym Street North, Parksville, BC V9P 1B9
Office: 250-947-6537

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