New Hazelton RCMP investigating pedestrian death

Driver of vehicle arrested for impaired driving, said police

NEW HAZELTON RCMP are investigating after a teen died from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle incident involving a pedestrian at Gitanyow, west of New Hazelton at 5:20 a.m. Sept. 29.

The 18-year-old victim, who was from Gitanyow, was transported to the Vancouver General Hospital via air ambulance where he later succumbed to his injuries, said police.

Police arrested a 22-year-old male driver, also from Gitanyow, for impaired driving.

The matter remains under investigation by the West Pacific Region Traffic Services and the Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstruction Services.

No names are being released at this time, said police.