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Friday , 20 May 2022

Fatal single vehicle rollover takes life of Vermilion teenager

A 15-year-old passenger involved with a vehicle rollover has been passed away.

Vermilion RCMP said on Wednesday evening just after 8:00pm, they received a complaint of a single vehicle rollover on Township Road 512 near Islay. Islay is roughly 30 kilometres northeast of Vermilion. 

RCMP said upon arrival, one of the passengers, a 15-year-old Vermilion resident was deceased. Two other occupants of the vehicle, a 17-year-old Two Hills County resident and a 15-year-old Vermilion resident were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

RCMP remained on scene for several hours as they conducted an investigation with the assistance of an RCMP Collision Analyst, police said. 

The investigation into this tragic event continues.

No arrests have been made at this time, police added. 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.