Vancouver man David Tilley has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash on the Malahat on Saturday. (June Maffin photo)

Vancouver man named as victim in Malahat crash

David Tilley was 46

The victim of a fatal car crash on the Malahat on Saturday has been identified as a Vancouver man.

David James Tilley, 46, was killed in a two-vehicle collision near Aspen Road around 1 p.m. A female passenger, who has been identified as Tilley’s wife, Justine, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The female driver of the other vehicle, who has not been identified, was also transported to hospital.

Tilley’s minivan was southbound on the highway when it was involved in a head-on collision with a northbound vehicle. The driver of the northbound vehicle may have been under the influence of alcohol.

“Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this fatal collision and police investigators are gathering evidence as to the level of impairment of the female driver and any driving evidence observed by witnesses,” said Cpl. Chris Dovell.

West Shore RCMP attended the collsion along with Malahat Fire Rescue and B.C. Ambulance Service. The highway was closed in both directions for nearly an hour, but reopened to single-lane traffic for most of the afternoon.

Several drivers stopped at the accident scene to perform CPR on Tilley.

Tilley’s LinkedIn profile states that he was a comptroller at Telus. His father, Bruce Tilley, was a city councillor in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, for two decades until he retired in 2017.

Just Posted

Witnesses wanted for Sidney crash

Crash happened June 16 on East Saanich Rd. and Canora Dr.

Fake crash warns students about real consequences

Saanich Peninsula emergency crews warn against distracted driving

Sidney house fire caused by unattended appliance

Saanich Peninsula fire crews were called to a kitchen fire in Sidney… Continue reading

Feasting geese concern farmers

For farmers on the Saanich Peninsula, cereal crops like corn are starting… Continue reading

BC Supreme Court rules in favour of Victoria’s plastic bag ban

Court dismisses a challenge by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association

New stage highlight of Brentwood Bay Festival

Peninsula Country Market vendors and music accompany start of summer celebration

Port of Prince Rupert names Shaun Stevenson as new CEO

Stevenson has worked for the port for 21 years as vice president of trade development

Senate officially passes Canada’s marijuana legalization bill

Bill C-45 now moves to royal assent, which is the final step in the legislative process

Fake attempted abduction not funny to B.C. neighbourhood residents

Two teenage boys won’t face criminal charges after scaring girl

Mosquitoes out in full force already? Blame the weather

But a B.C. mosquito expert says the heat wave will help keep the pests at bay

Man pleads not guilty in 1987 slayings of Vancouver Island couple

William Talbott of SeaTac was arraigned Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border – but with parents

Move would ease rules that limit how much time minors can be held with their parents

Without a big data strategy, Canadians at risk of being ‘data cows’

Presentation said artificial intelligence could give Facebook and Amazon even more power

Five B.C. families stuck in Japan as Canada refuses visas for adopted babies

Lawyer points to change in American policy around adoptions from Japan

Most Read