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Chilliwack man killed falling from pickup truck

08/26/2013 01:16 EDT | Updated 10/26/2013 05:12 EDT
The 18-year-old driver of a pickup truck has been charged with dangerous driving causing death after another 18-year-old man died after falling from the box of the truck in Chilliwack on Sunday night.

Police say around 11:33 p.m. PT the truck was travelling down Boundary Road with three people in the cab when the victim fell out of the box. He died at the scene from his injuries.

Police are still investigating the cause of the incident, but RCMP Sgt. Robbie Drake said the road was straight, the truck did not appear to have left the road and there were no other vehicles involved.

The driver is scheduled to appear in Chilliwack Provincial Court this afternoon to face a charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

The names of the driver and the victim have not been released by police, but police did say everyone in the truck at the time was from Chilliwack.

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