A 9-year-old child has died following a car accident in Shawnigan Lake.
RCMP responded to a collision near Sooke Lake Rd. and found a vehicle had lost control and hit a hydro pole.
The child had sustained serious injuries at the scene, and did not survive.
The 49-year-old driver sustained minor injuries, say RCMP.
Police say speed may have been a factor in this incident, but the investigation is early and ongoing.
Anyone who may have any information about this incident is asked to contact Shawnigan Lake RCMP at 250-743-5514.