The life of a 17-year-old Prince George boy was cut short early Thursday following a drunk-driving incident in Quesnel.
RCMP were called at about 2: 30 a.m. to a single-car crash on Nazko Highway near Long Road after receiving reports of a fire.
They found a flipped car in the ditch fully engulfed in flames, with the 17-year-old passenger trapped inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 19-year-old Quesnel driver managed to get out of the car, was arrested and faces a charge of impaired driving causing death.
“This is a tragedy that could have been prevented,” said Quesnel RCMP spokeswoman Const. Krista Vrolyk.
While police offer victim ser-vices and counselling for the families, “I don’t know where you’d begin trying to get over this,” said Vrolyk.
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