Driver dies after SUV hits utility pole in Duncan

One person died after a vehicle hit a utility pole Monday night near Lakes Road and Tzouhalem Road in Duncan.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were called about 9 p.m. to assist fire crews and paramedics after the SUV hit the pole and caught fire. The driver, the lone occupant, was dead at the scene.

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The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and police are asking anyone with dash-cam video of the area from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Monday to contact North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

Police are also asking for witnesses to the crash or to the driving behaviour of the SUV, described as a dark-coloured four-door model, to come forward.

Contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

— Times Colonist

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