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Charges possible in Abbotsford fatal crash

08/07/2013 08:38 EDT | Updated 10/07/2013 05:12 EDT
Abbotsford Police say the investigation into the crash that killed a 19-year-old man in a rural area of the city early Tuesday morning could result in charges.

Police believe that Gugan Sidhu, a passenger in the vehicle, was ejected from the car when it skidded off the road and flipped over near Townline and Olund Roads.

Sidhu was given CPR at the crash scene but later died in hospital. Three other people, all in the car at the time, were injured but have since been released from hospital.

Const. Ian MacDonald says investigators need to gather more evidence, at which point they are going to “assess where we are, and then if it's in play we will certainly put forth a package to Crown counsel.”

Police believe alcohol may have played a role in the accident.

911 call delayed

Witnesses told investigators that the three other men, all in their 20s, did not want police to be called to the scene.

"I heard they first went to somebody's house and knocked on the door asking for help instead of calling 911," said RCMP Const. Ian MacDonald.

The delay may have contributed to Sidhu’s death, he says.

"It’s a life and death situation, we could have possibly saved his life if they would have called 911."

A representative of Sidhu’s family told CBC News over the phone they would like to see the truth come out and that they wanted justice for their son.

Sidhu’s funeral is scheduled for Saturday.

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