A 45-year-old Fanny Bay resident was fatally injured Friday evening (Dec. 18) on the Inland Island Highway at Rosewall Creek when his vehicle lost control and rolled several times.
North Island Traffic Services note the preliminary investigation revealed a northbound vehicle – a Toyota 4-Runner – lost control, crossed the grass median striking the bank and rolling over several times before coming to a stop in the southbound lane.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 27-year-old passenger, a Nanaimo resident, was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Speed and weather/road conditions are believed to have been contributing factors in the collision.
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the man as Joel Christopher Reeves.