Teen killed in car collision near Vanderhoof

A two-vehicle collision on Highway 16 east on September 19 left one teenager dead and two others injured.

A two-vehicle collision on Highway 16 east on September 19 left one teenager dead and two others injured.

An 18-year-old man from Prince George was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld at the request of his family.


The crash happened just before 11 p.m. near Sob Lake Road, just a few kilometres out of town. Both Vanderhoof and Prince George RCMP responded to the accident. An investigation into what caused the crash has revealed that the teen driver of a Pontiac Sunfire failed to negotiate a right curve in the road and crossed into the path of an oncoming Ford Explorer which was heading west.


A middle-aged couple from the Lower Mainland who were driving the Ford Explorer were taken to separate hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

One was taken to St. John Hospital in Vanderhoof, the other one was taken to the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia in Prince George.

Police have not yet determined what caused the crash, however they say weather conditions were not a factor.

Anyone who may have seen either vehicle on the highway prior to the crash is asked to call the Prince George regional provincial traffic services unit at (250) 649-4004.


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