Probe into deaths of teens says faulty part may have put exhaust into car: RCMP

DRAYTON VALLEY, Alta. — Alberta RCMP say a faulty part may have caused exhaust fumes to enter a car where two teens were found unconscious who later died.

Mounties found the two teens early last Thursday in Drayton Valley while patrolling an area.

Shaina Lynn Ridenour, who was 16, was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

Driver Gage Bogart, who was 17, died in an Edmonton hospital on Christmas Day.

When the teens were found last week, RCMP said there was a strong odour of exhaust fumes in the Volkswagen Jetta.

Mounties say the official cause of death has not been determined but RCMP have concluded the police investigation.

“A mechanical inspection was completed on the vehicle on Dec. 27 and determined that a faulty exhaust system component may have caused exhaust to enter into the vehicle cabin,” RCMP said Thursday in a release.

“It is unknown whether or not this was an existing problem or a recent occurrence.”

RCMP said there is no evidence of criminal activity.

Just Posted

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre outgrows its temporary space

Working with clients in Red Deer and across central Alberta

Horse abusers shouldn’t profit off the sales of sick or starving equines, say women

Too many poor-condition horses are being auctioned off in central Alberta, they maintain

Blaine Calkins easily takes Red Deer-Lacombe for Conservatives

Blaine Calkins won 80 per cent of the vote

Your community calendar

Tuesday The Small Business Centre at Burman University’s School of Business invites… Continue reading

Sylvan Lake brewery hosting creepy cabaret

Boo’s and Brews is hosted by Undercurrent Brewery on Oct. 25

Lacombe, Red Deer judged among Canada’s 20 best places to live

Lacombe has placed fifth in Moneyinc.com’s 20 best places to live in… Continue reading

Ponoka putting former visitor information centre up for sale

Ponoka has declared the building that previously housed the town’s visitor information… Continue reading

Election results reflect a divided nation

Under the guise of a minority victory for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, Canadians… Continue reading

Canadian rookie Mfiondu Kabengele learning quickly from Clippers superstars

VANCOUVER — Canadian rookie Mfiondu Kabengele knows he has a lot to… Continue reading

Canada beefs up in women’s curling to counter international surge

CALGARY — Canada is deeper in women’s curling talent and so is… Continue reading

The most dangerous celebrity online is revealed

NEW YORK — Actress Alexis Bledel has been bookish and sweet on… Continue reading

Most Read