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Calgary teen dies following McKnight Boulevard crash Tuesday

Calgary police believe speed and alcohol both factors in fatal crash

Calgary police continue to investigate the fatal crash that killed a 17-year-old Calgary girl Tuesday.

Jennifer Friesen / For Metro

Calgary police continue to investigate the fatal crash that killed a 17-year-old Calgary girl Tuesday.

Speed and alcohol both appear to have played a role in a fatal car crash Tuesday evening that killed one person and left two others in hospital in life-threatening conditions. 

According to the Calgary Police Service, around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, a 2002 Jeep Liberty was travelling west on McKnight Boulevard NE between 68 Street and 52 Street, when it lost control. The jeep began to spin counterclockwise in the far right lane before swerving and travelling 110 meters, before entering the center median. Once in the media n, the Jeep continued to travel a short distance before rolling across the eastbound lanes. 

All three people in the Jeep were ejected from the vehicle. After being transported to hospital , the front passenger, a 17-year-old female died as a result of her injuries. The male driver and rear female passenger remain in hospital in life-threatening condition. 

The CPS Traffic Section continues to investigate. 

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