Members of the Lethbridge Police Traffic Response Unit continue to investigate a collision Monday afternoon that has claimed the life of a 17-year-old girl.
On July 25, 2016 at approximately 3:15 p.m. police responded to a three-vehicle collision on Westside Drive West south of Highway 3. Investigation determined a southbound car was rear-ended by a truck. The initial impact pushed the car into the northbound lane, where it was hit a second time by a northbound truck.
Both occupants of the car were transported to hospital. The 16-year-old driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries but a 17-year-old female passenger sustained serious, life-threatening injuries and was subsequently transferred to Calgary hospital by STARS. The occupants of the trucks did not require hospital treatment.
During the early morning hours July 26, 2016 the 17-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries. The identity of the victim is being withheld in order to give her family time to notify other relatives.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash and the collision remains under investigation.
A portion of Westside Drive was closed for approximately 5 hours Monday afternoon while police investigated.