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Rollover involving 3 St. Albert teenagers leaves 1 girl dead in Sturgeon County

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A vehicle carrying three teenage girls from St. Albert rolled on a rural road just west of the city in Sturgeon County on Monday, killing one of the passengers. Sarah Komadina reports – May 18, 2021

Editor’s note: An incorrect spelling of the victim’s name was initially provided to Global News. This story has since been updated with the correct name.

A vehicle carrying three teenagers from St. Albert lost control and rolled on a rural road just outside the city, killing one of the passengers Monday evening.

The single vehicle rollover happened at 5 p.m., a couple of kilometres west of St. Albert, on Range Road 261 near Highway 633 in Sturgeon County, RCMP said.

RCMP from Morinville and St. Albert, along with emergency services and firefighters, responded to the scene.

All three people inside the vehicle were 16-year-old girls from St. Albert. The driver and one of the passengers were assessed by EMS and released, however the other passenger died on scene.

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The girl who died was Shea-Lynn McGaw — a Grade 10 student at Bellerose Composite High School, St. Albert Public Schools communications manager Paula Power confirmed to Global News.

She said the other two girls also went to the same school.

“Today our hearts are heavy as we mourn the tragic loss of one of our Grade 10 Bulldogs,” the high school said in a post on social media Tuesday.

“A letter has been sent to all Bellerose families and together we will navigate this difficult time. Counselling resources and supports are available, please contact the school.”

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Morinville RCMP, along with the assistance of an RCMP collision reconstructionist, are investigating the cause of the fatal crash.

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