A teenager from the Peaceful Valley area died in a car crash Saturday afternoon, Oct. 17.
Calvin Chase Ledet, 18, was driving a 1990 Honda Accord north on Tilbury Road, a half-mile straightaway southeast of Sumas, when he ran a stop sign at Limestone Road around 2:30 p.m., according to the Washington State Patrol.
The Honda crashed into a rock wall at a “high rate” and flipped, according to the state patrol. Ledet was ejected from the totaled car. Troopers believe he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
Ledet died at the scene.
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Authorities gave no sign of whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
Ledet grew up in the neighborhood. He attended Nooksack Valley High School, where he ran on the track team.