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UPDATE: Greater Trail teen succumbs to injuries from crash
One of three teens injured in a car accident on Monday has died.
The RCMP issued a press release Wednesday afternoon confirming the death. No name has been released.
The three young men, ages 17-18, were seriously injured when their car lost control near the Trail airport. All three occupants were ejected from the vehicle.
The remaining two males are still battling life-threatening injuries, added the release.
Below is the initial story which was posted on April 8:
A single vehicle accident near the Trail Regional Airport Monday evening has left three teenaged boys in serious condition, two with life threatening injuries.
The crash occurred just before 10 p.m. on the stretch of Highway 22 near the airstrip, according to Acting Sgt. John Ferguson of the West Kootenay Traffic Services.
The male driver of a 2002 Acura and his two male passengers, aged 17 and 18, were ejected from the car after the vehicle went off the road and rolled.
The driver was flown to Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) immediately following the accident, said Ferguson.
The two passengers remained at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, with a plan to transport one by ambulance and one by medic-vac to KGH Tuesday, he added.
“They are all serious,” said Ferguson. “Two are life threatening.”
Traffic services are continuing to investigate the accident including physical evidence at the scene which is described as the 8900 block of Highway 22.
A collision analyst from Cranbrook was expected to arrive in Trail Tuesday afternoon to examine the site of the crash, review any witness statements and investigate the vehicle's mechanics.
“Right now the indications are that speed was a factor and seatbelts were not worn,” said Ferguson.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, he added.
No names have been released.