A serious car crash closed a section of Sooke Road at Woodlands Road early Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: 7-year-old killed in Sept. 7 Sooke crash that hospitalized 4 others

Car collided with a tree near intersection of Sooke and Woodlands roads early Tuesday morning

  • Sep. 9, 2021 12:00 a.m.

A seven-year-old child died and four other people were hospitalized with serious injuries after an early morning Sooke Road crash on Sept. 7.

Sooke RCMP was called to the intersection of Sooke and Woodlands roads at 2:15 a.m. where they discovered a black two-door sedan had collided with a tree, felling it onto the road.

Upon arriving, emergency responders said multiple people had life-threatening injuries, but all of the sedan’s five occupants were seriously injured. On Sept. 9, the BC Coroners Service confirmed it was investigating a death linked to the crash.

In a Friday update, police said that through their investigation, they determined the car was heading west on Sooke Road when it hit a concrete curb near a bus stop before crashing into the tree.

“This investigation is expected to be a lengthy one, and a final determination on cause is anticipated to take some time,” said. Sgt. Chris Manseau, of BC RCMP communication services. He added that the Vancouver Island RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) is also involved in the investigation.

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Sooke Road was closed for the majority of the morning while police examined the scene. Officers continue to investigate and are asking for any witnesses or anyone with dash camera footage of Sooke Road, from Woodlands Road to Veterans Memorial Parkway, between 1:30 and 2:15 a.m. to contact them.

Anyone with information can reach Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241.

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