Fatal collision near 100 Mile

A single-vehicle incident claims life of 16-year-old Quesnel resident

A 16-year-old Quesnel resident perished in a single vehicle roll-over three kilometres south of 100 Mile House about 2 p.m. on July 12. Two other occupants, a male and a female also from Quesnel, were extricated from the car and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A 16-year-old Quesnel resident perished in a single vehicle roll-over three kilometres south of 100 Mile House about 2 p.m. on July 12. Two other occupants, a male and a female also from Quesnel, were extricated from the car and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A 16-year-old male died in a single vehicle roll-over just south of 100 Mile House on July 12.

Two other occupants, a male and a female, were extricated from the car and taken to 100 Mile House Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

However, the young driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Sgt. Don McLean says police and emergency responders were dispatched at 2:07 p.m. to Highway 97 near the intersection of Hyra Road approximately three kilometres south of 100 Mile House.

Witnesses reported the northbound Dodge Neon swerving within its lane prior to drifting into the ditch, he notes.

The vehicle then came back out of the ditch onto the roadway, and rolled at least two times before coming to rest on its roof, McLean explains.

All of the vehicle occupants were from the Quesnel area.

McLean, who is operations supervisor at the local detachment, reports liquor and speed were not factors in the incident.

Highway 97 was closed for a short period of time until an alternate traffic pattern could be

established.

Later in the day, the highway was opened to one lane each for north and south bound vehicles while the Collision Reconstruction Analyst from Prince George and Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services

examined the scene.

100 Mile House Free Press

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