Nine-year-old dead following crash on Vancouver Island: RCMP

Child dies in crash on Vancouver Island

SHAWNIGAN LAKE, B.C. — Police say a child has died following a single-vehicle collision on Vancouver Island.

RCMP say a vehicle lost control near Shawnigan Lake, B.C., on Sunday morning and struck a hydro pole.

A nine-year-old suffered serious injuries in the crash and later died.

The 49-year-old driver suffered minor injuries.

No information has been released about the identities of the child or the driver.

Police are continuing their investigation and say speed may have been a factor in the collision.

The Canadian Press