17 Year Old P.G. Teen Killed in Crash Near Quesnel
By 250 News
Thursday, August 16, 2012 04:53 PM
Prince George, B.C.- A 17 year old Prince George teen has died in a single vehicle crash on the Nasko Highway near Quesnel this morning.
At approximately 2:30 this morning, Quesnel RCMP were called to the scene of a single vehicle crash on Nazko Highway near Long Road after receiving a number of reports of a fire at that location.
Officers attended and located a vehicle in the ditch fully engulfed in flames. Investigation determined the vehicle was traveling west on the Nazko Highway when it left the roadway, hit the ditch and overturned causing it to catch fire.
A 19 year old Quesnel male was located on scene and was arrested for Impaired Driving Causing Death. His 17 year old male passenger was pronounced dead on scene. The deceased was a resident of Prince George and his name is being withheld at the request of the family.
The 19 year old driver was transported to Quesnel's GR Baker Hospital where he was treated for non life threatening injuries and later transported to Quesnel RCMP cells. The driver was later released on a Promise to Appear in Provincial Court in Quesnel on October 16, 2012. Police are recommending a charge of Impaired Driving Causing Death.
This tragic crash remains under investigation by Traffic Investigators and a Collision Analyst from Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services.
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Why the hell do the drunks always live? So tragic and avoidable.
Because there is no justice in the world. That man will live and be allowed to get behind the wheel again. It's not fair. It never is.
The justice is a 19 year-old man who will have to live the rest of his life responsible for his friend's death. My hearts go out to all the families involved.