North Vancouver 17-year-old driver dies in single-vehicle collision in West Vancouver

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      A fatal single-vehicle collision in West Vancouver on Saturday has left a female passenger injured while the male teenage driver has died.

      Shortly after 4 p.m. on January 11, police and emergency services responded to a report of a collision in the 6300 block of Marine Drive in West Vancouver

      Officers who arrived at the scene found an extensively damaged 2002 BMW sedan that had crashed into a hydro pole.

      The driver, a 17-year-old male from North Vancouver, was pronounced dead at the scene.

      Witnesses were taking care of the sole passenger, a 19-year-old female from North Vancouver, who was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

      The West Vancouver Police Department (WVPD) stated today (January 13) that early indications suggest speed was a contributing factor to the collision. At the time of the incident, it was raining and road conditions were wet.  

      Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or factors leading up to it is asked to contact the WVPD.