Fatal motor vehicle accident east of the airport

There was fatal motor vehicle collision on Hwy. 69 over the weekend that took the life of a 16-year-old Fort McMurray girl.

Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a call at 4:17 p.m. on Saturday to a three-vehicle collision east of the airport turnoff.

RCMP described the roads that day as icy, and that visibility was low due to the recent snowfall.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a transport truck travelling east was slowing down to make right a turn, when a pickup truck travelling behind him attempted to pass and collided head on with a small car travelling west.

A passenger of the car was ejected from the vehicle and later airlifted to an Edmonton hospital by the Local HERO Foundation.

The 16-year-old girl later succumbed to her injuries.

Two other occupants of the car, a 16-year-old male and a 16-year-old female, were taken to hospital with critical injuries.

The 28-year-old male driver of the pickup truck was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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