Telkwa High Road death

The 19-year-old Smithers man who died in an early-morning crash on the Telkwa High Road Sunday has been identified as Trenton Bruhjell.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a male who died following a motor vehicle incident near Smithers as Trenton Bruhjell of Smithers.

Smithers RCMP, BC Ambulance and Smithers Fire & Rescue responded to a single vehicle rollover incident on Telkwa High Road at 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

The two occupants, a 19-year-old man and woman were ejected from the single cab Ford F150 pickup truck.

The young man, believed to be the driver, was transported to Bulkley Valley Hospital by ambulance, but succumbed to his injuries.

The female passenger was treated for minor injuries and released from hospital.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors according to the RCMP.

The name of the deceased will not be released pending notification of all family members.