The BC Coroners Service have identified the Chilliwack teen killed after falling from a pickup truck Sunday night.
Police say 18-year-old Adam Burchart fell out of the box of a pickup truck Sunday night as the vehicle travelled down Boundary Road in Chilliwack
The accident occurred at about 11:33 p.m. Mounties say Burchart was riding in the box of the truck when he "fell out of the box of the truck, struck the road and sustained extensive trauma."
Paramedics and fire crews attended the scene, but RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen told the Times the teen died at the scene of the accident.
Burchart was one of two people riding in the truck's box. A third passenger was riding in the cab of the vehicle. All four of those involved were from Chilliwack, police say.
The driver of the truck, another 18-year-old man, was arrested and released Monday on a promise to appear in court at a later date. Mounties had recommended he be charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, but no charges have yet been laid.
The name of the dead teen has not been released pending notification of the next of kin.
The B.C. Coroners Service and the Lower Mainland District Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services continue to investigate the accident.
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