MAGRATH: This small town of 2,300 is in mourning after a single-vehicle rollover
claimed the lives of four local teenagers. The bodies of the teens were not
found until 5:45 Sunday morning. However, it's believed the roll-over occurred
late Saturday evening. The parents of one of the teens notified police when
their teen had not arrived home by curfew.
The rollover happened just
east of Magrath on Township Road 55-A. RCMP say the west-bound vehicle appeared
to have skidded off the road and landed up-side down and partially submerged in
Pothole Creek. An off-duty emergency services worker discovered the wreck while
The two 16-year-old boys and two 14-year-old girls were not
related to each other. The Magrath high school called in grief counsellors to
help students cope with the deaths of fellow students, 14-year-old Danae Gough,
14-year-old Jorden Miller, Clay Card, 16, and Renzo Dainard, 16. Both girls
were in grade nine while the boys were in grade-11.
RCMP from Raymond/Magrath, Cardston, Milk River and Lethbridge Reconstruction
analysts investigated the roll-over. They believe speed and driver inexperience
were the cause. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.
Posted on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 4/18/2014 7:07:02 PM
Source: Dori Modney -- Country 95 news