Alcohol believed to be cause of fatal rollover in Dawson Creek on Friday night

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Police say that speed and/or alcohol were possible factors in a crash that killed a 17 year-old Dawson Creek teen on Friday night.

On Friday September 9th, at 9:33 p.m., the Dawson Creek RCMP received a report of a single vehicle rollover crash on the Dangerous Goods Route near Adams Road west of Dawson Creek.

Upon arrival, police found a pickup truck in the ditch and people, believed to be involved in the crash standing on the road with obvious injuries, while two people appeared to be performing CPR on an unresponsive male. It was determined that five occupants were in the truck when it left the road and rolled into the ditch.

All five occupants of the pickup were transported to hospital in Dawson Creek. The   unresponsive 17 year-old boy who was identified on social media as 17 year-old Logan Power later succumbed to his injuries in hospital. On their website, the Dawson Creek Secondary School says that grief councillors will be on hand this week to speak with students about the accident.

Police continue to investigate what caused the crash, but believe that speed and alcohol may have played a role. The location of the crash is a curve where the Dangerous Goods Route turns from east/west to north/south.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or have information that may assist the police are asked to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at (250) 784-3700, or Crimestoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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