Daughter Of Former Avs Player Killed In Crash
Elizabeth Turgeon Of Cherry Hills Village Dies Near Vaughn, N.M.
Last Updated: 907 days ago
The teenage daughter of a former Colorado Avs player has died in a crash that left her passenger from Texas hospitalized in critical condition. Police said 18-year-old Elizabeth Turgeon, of Cherry Hills Village, died in a two-vehicle accident near Vaughn early Thursday.Turgeon was a 2010 graduate of Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch and the daughter of former Colorado Avalanche player and 19-year National Hockey League veteran Pierre Turgeon. Investigators said Elizabeth Turgeon was driving a pickup truck that crashed into the trailer of a semi-truck at the intersection of U.S. Highway 54 and U.S. Highway 60 just after midnight. Turgeon was pronounced dead at the scene while 18-year-old Brittany Kraemer of El Paso was transported to University of New Mexico Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police said dense fog is listed as a contributing factor in the crash as well as Turgeon's failure to stop at the intersection.Turgeon was a part of the 2008 U.S. Under-18 Hockey Team where she helped Team USA win a gold medal.She was signed by the University of Minnesota womens hockey team last year, according to a university news release.News of her death was announced during the telecast of the Avalanche-Wild game Thursday evening.