Teen charged in fatal truck crash also accused of murder in Edmonton

A 14-year-old girl is dead after a pickup truck she was in went out of control during a joyride northeast of Edmonton. RCMP say seven teenagers were driving around the Saddle Lake area early Monday when two occupants were dropped off at a residence.

SADDLE LAKE — A 14-year-old girl is dead after a pickup truck she was in went out of control during a joyride northeast of Edmonton.

RCMP say seven teenagers were driving around the Saddle Lake area early Monday when two occupants were dropped off at a residence.

The girl, who was in the front of the truck, was partially ejected when the vehicle went out of control as the driver sped away.

The 14-year old victim was trapped underneath and died instantly, while the other occupants fled after suffering minor injuries.

A 17-year-old boy who was allegedly at the wheel is facing charges that include impaired driving causing death.

He is also facing a count of failing to comply with a recognizance after being released on a charge of second-degree murder in Edmonton.

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