One Chilliwack teen is dead, and another is in police custody after a late-night drive in a pickup truck went horribly wrong.
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
11:30 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 the teen died at the scene of the accident, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Len van-Nieuwenhuizen told the Times.
Burchart was one of two men riding in the back of the truck. A third passenger was riding in the cab of the vehicle. All four of those involved were from Chilliwack.
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 recommended charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, but no charges have yet been laid. His next court date is in November.
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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