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Another Death from Impaired Driving ?
Written by Blair Carter
Accident claims the life of Uxbridge teen
PICKERING -- A 17-year-old Uxbridge girl who was critically injured in a weekend accident has died of her injuries.
The teen was a passenger in a car that was involved in a collision with an SUV and then burst into flames at the intersection of Regional Road 5 and Westney Road in Pickering just after midnight Saturday morning.
The teen was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital with life-threatening injuries and police said Monday morning that she passed away.
Police say her name is not being released at the request of the family.
The 18-year-old boy who was driving was taken to Markham-Stouffville Hospital with serious injuries and three other passengers were treated for minor injuries at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.
Investigators say the SUV ended-up upside down, off the highway, in a creek. But the driver and passengers did not suffer serious injuries.
Investigators say they're trying to determine why the car continued across the regional road before it was involved in the collision with the SUV.
They say road and weather conditions were poor at the time and alcohol may have been a contributing factor.
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