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One dead following crash in Union Bay

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UNION BAY, B.C. – One person is dead following a vehicle collision along Highway 19A Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened at around 12:50 p.m. between Washer Road and Beaufort Road in Union Bay. The collision resulted in the closure of the northbound lane in that area.

According to a report by the Comox Valley Record, the victim’s car left the southbound lane into the path of a pickup truck headed north.

The driver of the car involved was an elderly man, and was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to the Record.

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The driver and passenger in the truck were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The northbound lane of Highway 19A in that area has since been reopened.

The name and age of the victim have not been released.

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