A Chilliwack teen lost her life last weekend in a snowmobile accident.
Billie Brittany Bell, 16, died after a crash near the Coquihalla Lakes Lodge-about halfway between Hope and Merritt-on Dec. 30. Police say Bell lost control of the snowmobile she was riding after hitting a pair of bumps. Bell and the snowmobile crashed into a tree, but the girl's body was then thrown into another tree.
Despite wearing a helmet, Bell sustained massive head injuries. She was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital, where she died from her injuries.
The Coroners Service is continuing its investigation.
Bell's father was with his daughter at the time of the accident, according to RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth.