One person is dead, and two others injured after a Saturday night crash on the Malahat.

Around 8pm, a car hit a barrier on the northbound side of the road south of Mill Bay, near the Bamberton exit. It veered across the highway and slammed into a rock face.

The Malahat was closed for several hours, and most trafiic was detoured along Shawnigan Lake Road, but several large trucks had to wait until early Sunday morning.