Teen charged in fatal Portage la Prairie collision

“This is a historic crime which shocked the community when it occurred,” RCMP say.

An 18-year-old Portage la Prairie teenager has been charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death and Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle following an early morning single vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 19-year-old passenger.

Brandon Friesen was allegedly driving the truck that crashed into a tree at around 2 a.m. June 8 on Island Park.

Police have not released the name of the deceased teenager and continue to investigate.

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