A teenage driver involved in a fatal single-vehicle collision near the St. Jude's exit five kilometres west of Deer Lake last year is facing charges of dangerous driving.

The RCMP in Deer Lake arrested and charged the Stephen Calvin Clarke, 19, on Wednesday.

Clarke was charged with dangerous driving causing death, and public mischief by making a false statement to police during the course of the investigation.

Alex McCarthy, 15, died at the scene of the collision, which happened just west of Deer Lake.

Clarke made a court appearance on Wednesday, and was released on a recognizance with strict conditions and a surety of $5,000.

His next scheduled court appearance is set for Dec. 16 in Corner Brook.