Single-vehicle collision in Paint Lake campground kills 17-year-old

Driver of vehicle that victim got pinned underneath arrested for impaired driving causing death

One 17-year-old male from Thompson was arrested for impaired driving causing death after the vehicle he was driving struck and killed another 17-year-old male in Paint Lake Provincial Park campground Sept. 7.

Thompson RCMP were notified of the single-vehicle collision around 3:20 a.m. Monday morning and heard from a witness that the vehicle had driven into the brush and struck a tree.

article continues below

The teenager who was killed was found pinned under the vehicle unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was arrested at the scene and taken back to the RCMP detachment for blood-alcohol testing. Police say his blood-alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit while operating a motor vehicle. He was later released from custody. Charges are pending and Thomson RCMP and a forensic collision reconstructionist continue to investigate.

© Copyright Thompson Citizen


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Thompson Citizen welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus