Family, friends and schoolmates are mourning the loss of a 17-year-old girl, while her father and friend continue to fight for their lives in hospital.
Police suggest speed and alcohol were factors in the deadly crash that happened on McKnight Boulevard approaching 68 Street N.E. Tuesday at around 4:45 p.m.
All three victims were thrown from the vehicle.
Meghan Bomford, a Grade 12 student at Crescent Heights High School, had been sitting in the front passenger seat. She was taken to hospital but died of her injuries.
Kelsey Nelson, a friend of Bomford’s, is also a student at Crescent Heights. She was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition, where she remains.
Bomford’s father, Shaun Bomford, believed to be the driver, also remains in critical condition.
In a letter home to parents of students at Crescent Heights Wednesday, Principal Jackie Chapman-Brown said: “In consultation with the Calgary Board of Education Critical Incident Response Team, this sad information was shared with all students in our school community at 9:05 a.m. Students were provided guidance and given an opportunity to discuss the loss and share their thoughts, feelings and reactions.”
Chapman-Brown also said the school has organized a tribute to Meghan’s memory within the school and would be offering an opportunity for students to send best wishes to Nelson in the coming days.
-With files from Jill Croteau