EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally said the boy who was injured was 17 when the incident occurred but his family later told Global News he was actually 16 at the time. The story has been updated.
A 16-year-old boy who suffered serious injuries after the SUV he was driving lost control and slammed into a tree in Edmonton’s Holyrood neighbourhood last month, has died.
Emergency crews were called just after 3:30 a.m. on April 26 to a home near 79 Street and 91 Avenue. Police and EMS arrived to find the teenager trapped inside a badly damaged 2016 Nissan Rogue.
It’s believed the SUV was heading east on 91 Avenue when it allegedly veered off the road and onto a home’s front lawn before colliding with the tree.
The SUV was badly damaged, and the teenager had to be pulled out by firefighters before being treated by paramedics.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Leo Cadrin which describes the teen’s condition as “taking a few turns for the worst. Leo’s lists of injuries are many. Too many, in fact, to list.”
Donations are being collected for the family and Tourettes Canada and the The Stollery Children’s Hospital.
As of May 19, the GoFundMe had raised just over $11,000.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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