Mounties in Port Hardy are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that occurred in the early hours of Friday morning.
Police say the crash occurred on Holberg Road, several kilometres north of Highway 19, just after 4:30 a.m.
RCMP say the 21-year-old driver of the vehicle, a black Mitsubishi Outlander, was stuck inside the car and had to be extracted. He was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, the passenger, a 24-year-old man, died at the scene, according to police.
“Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash,” said Cpl. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the RCMP in B.C., in a release Friday.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335.