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UPDATED: Victim of Langley crash was not wearing seatbelt, police say (with video)

Single vehicle crash Sunday morning on 208 Street claims life of 17-year-old
Police at scene of 208 Street crash. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

A 17-year-old from Langley died when a car went off the road on 208 Street near 102B Avenue Sunday morning.

Langley RCMP said around 4:30 a.m., a southbound 2008 Mercedes with four occupants “traveling at an extremely high rate of speed” on 208 Street went airborne off the west side of the road.

The Mercedes hit the retaining wall in a culvert.

The 17-year-old, the driver, was not wearing his seatbelt, and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The passengers, who ranged in age from 15 to 20 years old, “exited the vehicle with very minor injuries” the RCMP statement said.

Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the collision.

Police closed 208 Street at Yeomans Crescent to traffic until the vehicle could be removed by tow truck.

“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,” said RCMP Media Relations officer Cpl. Holly Largy.

Langley RCMP Client Support and Victim Services have been called in “to provide any and all necessary support to the passengers and families impacted by this tragedy” Cpl. Largy said.

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