A 17-year-old Langley resident was killed in what police said was a high speed crash, just before 4:30 am on Sunday morning.
The incident took place in the 10100 block of 208th Street, when a southbound Mercedes with the four occupants inside “went airborne” off the west side of the road, according to Langley RCMP.
The Mercedes then hit the retaining wall in a culvert.
The three passengers, who ranged in age from 15 to 20 years old, managed to escape the incident with minor injuries.
The 17-year-old driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, and police noted he was not wearing a seatbelt.
“Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision,” said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy.
“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,” she added.
ICARS attended the scene to assist Langley RCMP Traffic Services with the investigation.