One teen dead, another charged in Barrhaven construction site incident Vito Pilieci & Megan Gillis Updated: October 10, 2018 Addison Esprit had just settled into Thanksgiving dinner Monday evening when he answered the frantic knocking at his front door to find a young man begging for help and covered in blood. “He was crying that he had killed his friend. That’s a stupid way to die,” Esprit told this newspaper, saying the young man was intoxicated. The young man said he had just run his friend over with a piece of heavy machinery at a nearby construction site. He was bare-chested. In his hands was a blood-soaked shirt. Esprit called 911. He and his son raced with the man from his doorstep — the last townhouse on Freshwater Way before the street yields to an emergency access-only work site — to find a motionless 17-year-old male who had obvious signs of critical injury. The teens seemed intoxicated, said Esprit. who had been celebrating Thanksgiving with more than a dozen family members at his home in the Barrhaven community of Half Moon Bay. Near where the teenager’s body lay, Esprit spotted a piece of heavy machinery he described as a forklift-type vehicle used to move materials to upper levels of a home under construction. An ambulance arrived a short time later. Paramedics said they were dispatched at 8:43 p.m., and that the young man, who had suffered trauma to multiple systems of his body, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not release the identity of the teenager who was killed. Police said a 19-year-old man was arrested at the scene. Police offered few details about the incident, although they said alcohol was involved. John Wells, 19, appeared in court Tuesday afternoon to face charges of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death, impaired driving causing death, impaired driving, taking motor vehicle without consent, and criminal negligence causing death. Appearing in court on Wells’s behalf was defence lawyer Kate Irwin, a partner with May Irwin Adam. Irwin wouldn’t divulge many details pertaining to her client, partly due to a publication ban prohibiting the disclosure of any details revealed in court about the incident. John Wells, 19, has been charged with: Dangerous use of a motor vehicle causing death. Driving while impaired causing death. Driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in his blood. Theft of a motor vehicle. Criminal negligence causing death. Wells appeared in court Tuesday and will appear again Wednesday.