Police on Vancouver Island are looking for a man they say fled the scene of a fatal collision Saturday on the Trans-Canada Highway.
RCMP say around 8:30 a.m PT a Ford F150 truck went over the centre median on Highway 1 near Oyster Sto'lo Road north of Ladysmith and collided with a northbound SUV. Then a truck and trailer swerved to avoid the collision.
Police say the driver of the SUV, a 35-year-old woman from Ladysmith, was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the F150 fled on foot, according to investigators. They also say the man stole another vehicle near the scene, which was recovered Sunday.
Police are hoping to find the man, who they say is most likely injured.
"Investigators are extremely concerned about the F150 driver's well-being as he was involved in a high-speed collision, and evidence at the scene suggests he is injured," said a release from RCMP.
On Sunday, investigators said they had determined the man's identity, but still had not located him. Police are not naming him publicly as he has not been charged with any crime.
Investigators do not yet know what happened to cause the collision.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call South Island Traffic Services at 250-416-0352