15-year-old girl girl dies after single-vehicle collision at large bonfire on P.E.I.

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15-year-old girl girl dies after single-vehicle collision at large bonfire on P.E.I.
15-year-old girl girl dies after single-vehicle collision at large bonfire on P.E.I.

A 15-year-old girl from Abegweit First Nation is dead after she was hit by a pickup truck in Alexandra on Oct. 2.

An RCMP news release issued late in the afternoon on Oct. 2 said Queens District RCMP members were on patrol near the Wharf Road around midnight when they saw 30-40 youths gathered around a bonfire.

While officers were breaking up the gathering, they were alerted about a seriously injured girl who was struck by a pickup truck.

Police said the girl died at the scene from her injuries.

The driver of the truck and a passenger, who had alerted police, stayed at the scene and were not injured.

Island EMS and Crossroads Fire Department also responded to the incident. An RCMP collision reconstructionist and a member of the P.E.I. coroner’s office are assisting with the ongoing investigation.

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the girl’s exact cause of death.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Queens District RCMP at 902-368-9300 or tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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