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BC Coroners Service to report on teens dying in car crashes

02/11/2015 10:49 EST | Updated 04/13/2015 05:59 EDT
BC Coroner Barb McLintock is releasing a report this morning on the number one killer of teens between the ages of 15 and 18 — motor vehicle accidents.

McLintock says more than 100 children died in car crashes from 2004 to 2013, and her report will examine what can be done to put the brakes on this disturbing trend.

"We bring together all sorts of experts in a panel and put them down in a room and say what sort of new things can we think of to do, to improve the health and safety of children in this regard," she said.

The report will examine everything from training to distracted driving, intoxication and speed.

McLintock said the coroners service decides to conduct its investigations based on current trends.

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