–Sooke RCMP release
Friday evening, September 2, 2016 at 10:45 p.m.: Members of Sooke Detachment responded to a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle accident on Sooke Road at Parkland Road.
A red Acura had left the roadway, overturned, and came to rest upside down in a wooded area near the roadway. The driver, a male, was outside the vehicle and injured. The only other passenger was trapped inside the vehicle. Members of Sooke Fire Department and BC Ambulance battled to save the passenger’s life, but sadly he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver was transported to hospital, with significant but non-life-threatening injuries.
A 17 year old male from Sooke has died in this very tragic accident.
The cause of this accident is under investigation by Sooke Detachment RCMP, RCMP South Island Traffic Services and the BC Coroner’s Service.
Jeff McArthur, S/Sgt.
Sooke RCMP Detachment Commander
— Sooke Fire Fighters (@iaff4841) September 3, 2016