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Truck driver, 49, died after medical emergency on highway: police

The incident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday close to the View Royal exit ramp
Emergency responders attend to the incident on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Helmcken Road off-ramp on Tuesday. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST

Police say a man who suffered a medical emergency while driving on the Trans-Canada Highway Tuesday morning died at the scene. 

West Shore RCMP and paramedics responded to a report of a flat-deck tow truck going off the road and stopping in the median on the highway near the Helmcken Road off-ramp shortly after 10 a.m. 

First responders determined the 49-year-old man had experienced a medical emergency while driving and they performed CPR, but the driver was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. 

The incident reduced the highway to one lane into Victoria. 

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