Police look for witnesses after fatal accident near Parksville

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One person is dead after a single-vehicle accident near Parksville late yesterday evening (Sept. 24).

RCMP say the vehicle was travelling northbound on the Inland Island Highway around 10 p.m. when it drove off the road at the Exit 51 offramp to Parksville, rolled over and landed on its roof.

The passenger, a 35-year-old man, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver, a 35-year-old woman, was airlifted by BC EHS to hospital, according to police. Both occupants are from the Oceanside area.

“BC Highway Patrol Parksville would like to thank all of the many people who stopped to render aid, to the Oceanside RCMP and to the fire and ambulance crews for their assistance on the scene,” reads a media release from BC Highway Patrol.

Police are asking any witnesses, anyone in attendance at the scene or anyone with dash cam video to call 250-954-2953.

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