Drugs and alcohol not to blame for teen’s death on party bus: Coroner

16-year-old Ernest Azoadam died suddenly in February while aboard bus driving through Surrey.

Ernest Azoadam

Neither drugs nor alcohol caused the death of a teen who collapsed while aboard a so-called party bus earlier this year, according to the B.C. Coroners Service.

Ernest Azoadam, 16, died suddenly Feb. 15 at about 10:30 p.m.

At the time, police determined about 50 youth had boarded the bus at Burnsview Secondary in North Delta about an hour earlier. Witnesses reported Azoadam looked fine when he got on the bus.

As the bus approached 72 Avenue and 152 Street in Surrey, however, the teen passed out. He was transported to Surrey Memorial Hospital, where efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Fraser Regional coroner Vincent Stancato announced Thursday (June 6) that a toxicology examination did not show sufficient levels of alcohol, drugs or medications in Azoadam’s system which would explain his death.

The coroner’s investigation into the cause of death is continuing.

 

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