Second Teen Dies in Fatal Bishop Grandin Crash

Winnipeg police officers investigate a fatal collision at the corner of Bishop Grandin Boulevard and St. Mary's Road on Sunday, October 31, 2010. (CHRISD.CA)

A second victim in Sunday’s fatal car crash on Bishop Grandin Boulevard has died.

A 17-year-old girl was killed in the two-vehicle crash at the scene, while a 19-year-old woman passed away in hospital, police said on Monday. Both were recent graduates of Dakota Collegiate.

Both victims were travelling in a Pontiac Sunfire heading southbound when they were T-boned by a westbound travelling Chevrolet Cavalier.

The accident happened shortly before 3 a.m. at the intersection of Bishop Grandin and St. Mary’s Road.

Two other occupants in the Sunfire were treated for non-life threatening injuries, while an 18-year-old woman remains in critical condition.

The group of friends were returning home from a Halloween party at the Level II Niteclub on Portage Avenue.

The 17-year-old female driver of the Cavalier is facing numerous charges in connection with the accident, including impaired driving causing death, driving impaired causing bodily harm, criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm. She has been released on a promise to appear.

Preliminary details of the investigation suggest the Cavalier may have ran a red light.

Police say speed is also being investigated as a factor in the crash.

No names have been released.

There have been 17 fatalities on Winnipeg roads so far this year, including Sunday’s deadly collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call police at (204) 986-6271.


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