A single-vehicle accident below Hartland has claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy from the Woodstock area.

RCMP

Emergency crews responded to the crash around 6 p.m. Friday on Route 590 in Waterville, New Brunswick.

The RCMP says Jaidon Bamford of Jacksonville was driving on the old Trans-Canada Highway when he lost control on the wet road.  The car went off the roadway, hit a culvert, and then struck a utility pole.

Bamford, who was alone in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say there was light rain falling at the time of the crash, and speed is believed to have been a contributing factor. RCMP say the accident remains under investigation.

Bamford was a senior at Woodstock High School.