Alberta briefs – September 30

A teenage girl has been charged following a fatal crash in which a car hit a farm animal and a tree on a highway south of Edmonton.

Teen facing drunk driving charges

WETASKIWIN — A teenage girl has been charged following a fatal crash in which a car hit a farm animal and a tree on a highway south of Edmonton.

The accident last May near Wetaskiwin killed Jennifer-Lynn Clements, who was a 17-year-old resident of Beaumont.

RCMP said at the time that the car was carrying four people when the driver lost control and smashed through a fence before striking the animal and the tree.

Clements was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 17-year-old girl who was driving was treated at hospital.

She faces charges that include impaired driving and dangerous driving causing death.

She is to appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court Oct. 7.

Bomb squad checks package

GRANDE PRAIRIE — An RCMP bomb disposal unit has destroyed a suspicious package that was brought to the detachment in Grande Prairie.

Cpl. Carol McKinley says there were no injuries or property damage, adding police can’t speculate on what the package contained.

She says a woman showed up at the detachment saying she had found the package on her property and it was sitting in her vehicle.

The street around the detachment has been cordoned off. Administrative employees, who are among the 100 staff in the building, were moved out while staff at the nearby courthouse also left early.

McKinley says if members of the public find suspicious packages, they should contact emergency services and not attempt to transport or move the device themselves.

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