A 19-year-old Quesnel man has been arrested for impaired driving causing death after a fatal crash on the Nazko Highway near Quesnel Thursday morning.
At approximately 2:30 a.m. Aug. 16 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 that 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 October 16, 2012.
This tragic crash remains under investigation by traffic investigators and a collision analyst from Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services.