Langley RCMP encourage parents to advise kids about driving after fatal accident

A young man lost his life last weekend in a single vehicle collision in the 10100-block of 208th Street and Langley RCMP say: “We can only encourage parents to sit down with their young drivers and discuss the deadly consequences of speeding, alcohol and their relative inexperience as a driver.”

Just before the 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, a southbound 2008 Mercedes with four occupants traveling at an extremely high rate of speed on 208th Street went airborne off the west side of the road. The Mercedes hit the retaining wall in a culvert.

The three passengers exited the vehicle with very minor injuries. The 17-year-old Langley male driver, who was not wearing his seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passengers ranged in age from 15 to 20 years. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision.

The Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) attended the scene to assist Langley RCMP Traffic Services with the investigation. Langley RCMP Client Support and Victim Services were engaged to provide any and all necessary support to the passengers and families impacted by this tragedy.