Saanich woman killed in high-speed crash in Victoria

A 20-year-old Saanich woman is dead after a high-speed car crash in Victoria early Sunday morning.

The driver of the vehicle appeared to have lost control while travelling southbound on Blanshard Street around 12:30 a.m. and slammed into a light standard at Bay Street at approximately 130 km/h, said VicPD Const. Mike Russell.

"Attending officers immediately went to the vehicle and noted that a female who was had been seated in the passenger seat appeared deceased at the scene," Russell said. "This was confirmed moments later by paramedics."

The driver, a 24-year-old Saanich man, was sent to hospital to non-life-threatening injuries. Police noted he appeared intoxicated at the scene.

Charges are being investigated but have not yet been announced, Russell said.

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