Teen killed in northeast Calgary crash

Driver was a 14-year-old who is now facing charges

The Calgary Police Service. LIVEWIRE FILE PHOTO

Calgary police continue to investigate the circumstances around a single vehicle crash that killed a 16-year-old.

According to police, around 7 a.m. Saturday they were called to a crash near 15 Street and 128 Avenue NE.

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Police said the driver, a 14-year-old boy, was driving a Toyota 4Runner with a 16-year-old male passenger. According to police, they believe the driver made a sharp left turn on a gravel road and the vehicle lost control.  The vehicle flipped and left the roadway before coming to rest on the right side.

Calgary police said the passenger suffered serious, life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital. The teen died a short time later.  The driver was treated for minor injuries and was released from hospital, police said.

The driver was arrested on outstanding warrants and remains in custody. Charges are also pending.

Calgary police said speed was a factor in the crash. Neither alcohol nor drugs are being considered as factors.

That Calgary police would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the crash. Anyone with information can call 403-266-1234.

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