Teen killed in McKnight rollover mourned; father and friend cling to life


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.

Emergency crews were called to McKnight Boulevard between 52 and 68th Streets Northeast for a serious collision Tuesday around 5 p.m.

Tracy Nagai, Global News

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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.

Kelsey Nelson is believed to have been sitting in the back seat of the SUV that rolled on McKnight Boulevard Tuesday.



Bomford’s father, Shaun Bomford, believed to be the driver, also remains in critical condition.

Shaun Bomford is believed to be the man driving the SUV that crashed on McKnight Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.


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