Community to hold memorial for girl killed in school crash
ST. PAUL — A memorial service and funeral will be held later this week for an 11-year-old Alberta girl who was fatally injured when a minivan slammed into her Grade 6 classroom.
Family and friends will gather this Friday night at the recreation centre in St. Paul to remember Megan Wolitski.
A funeral service will then be held Saturday morning at St. Paul Cathedral.
Her family is asking people to wear pink, Megan’s favourite colour.
The girl was critically injured last Thursday when the van crashed through a window into Racette Junior High School in St. Paul.
Two of her classmates remain in an Edmonton hospital with serious injuries.
A judge is to decide Thursday whether to grant bail to the man charged with driving the van.
Richard Edward Benson, who is 46, faces charges of criminal negligence causing death, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.