RCMP seek answers to deadly single-vehicle crash south of Nanaimo, B.C.

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NANAIMO, B.C. — A single-car crash in a rural area near Nanaimo, B.C., has killed a 19-year-old man.

RCMP say a passing motorist called for help Sunday after spotting a vehicle in trees off a winding road through Cedar, south of Nanaimo.

The unnamed driver was found dead in a silver Mercedes that police say was destroyed on impact.

Investigators say it appears the teen lost control and veered off the road, but no direct witnesses have been found, so it's not known when it happened.

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating.

Speed and alcohol have not yet been ruled out as factors.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 22, 2021.

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