Two teenage girls dead after Stittsville crash
Two teenage girls were killed and two other teens were injured in a car crash in Stittsville Sunday night.
Friends identified Maddie Clement and Michaela Martel, both 17, as the girls who died when the Chevy Cobalt left the road and crashed into a wooded area.
Friends say Clement had a 14-month-old daughter. A GoFundMe page has been launched to help with funeral costs and put money away for her.
Ottawa Fire says they got the call from police that a vehicle left the road and entered a tree-filled area near 7025 Fernbank Road just before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.
When they arrived on the scene, firefighters said four people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, and three of were found unconscious.
Firefighters extricated all the patients, including two 17-year-old girls, who were pronounced dead at the scene.
Paramedics say another 17-year-old girl was transported to hospital for traumatic injuries, and is in serious but stable condition.
An 18-year-old boy was also found with traumatic injuries, and was transported to hospital in serious but stable condition.
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board said in a statement it's working with the families affected by the crash.
"The schools have reached out to the families of the three students involved to extend support," the statement said. The board said professional staff are available to support students and staff dealing with the news of the tragedy.
Fernbank Rd. from Jinkinson Rd. to West Ridge Dr. remained closed as of early Monday afternoon.