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Driver dies in single-vehicle crash on Cortes Island

One person has died and another is in hospital with serious injuries after a single-vehicle crash Tuesday on Cortes Island.
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One person has died and another is in hospital with serious injuries after a single-vehicle crash Tuesday on Cortes Island.

Quadra Island RCMP said the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene after officers responded to a the crash about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The passenger was in stable condition on Thursday, said a statment from Const. Rebekah Draht, media relations officers for Quadra Island RCMP

Speed is believed to have been a factor in the incident, the statement said.

The investigation is ongoing.

jbell@timescolonist.com