Police at scene of 208 Street crash. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

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

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.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Just Posted

VIDEO: Bowen Byram named top prospect

Giants defenceman recognized as premier NHL draft pick

Langley golfer James Allenby takes Canada Life Open lead

Shot career-low round at Point Grey Golf & Country Club

Langley Thunder kick off 2019 season with high hopes

Home opener set for Wednesday, May 29 against the Burnaby Lakers.

Langley Home Expo shows off home and yard improvements

The annual event is being held in Brookswood at the George Preston Rec Centre

Kodiaks dominate spring season

Seven lopsided wins in a row for the 2018 provincial midget champions

Police release photos of suspect in daytime sex assault at Vancouver woman’s home

A young woman, in hers 20s, was followed home by the man, before he violently attacked her inside

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen Bhavkiran Dhesi

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP say boy, 11, missing for two days found safe

Dominic Mattie was last seen at 5 p.m. in the 13500-block of Gateway Drive in Surrey

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

Most Read