A tight-knit figure skating community and the village of Mount Brydges are in mourning after a crash that killed a young teen on Saturday afternoon.
Avery Kernaghan, 13, was the passenger in a car being driven by her father, Douglas Kernaghan, when it collided with a second vehicle on Glendon Drive.
Avery Kernaghan was pronounced dead at the hospital. Her father is in critical condition.
"Avery was a shining light in this world, who was tragically taken too early. Her fierce nature and contagious smile will be embedded in our memories for a lifetime," a GoFundMe page set up for the family.
"Avery loved her teammates. Avery loved performing. Avery loved Mount Brydges Magic Blades. Avery loved her Coach, Chrissy Kernaghan. Avery loved to skate."
Chrissy Kernaghan is Avery's mother and Douglas' wife. She is also a well-known skating coach.
The lone occupant of the second vehicle was uninjured.
The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. on Glendon Drive, west of Parkhouse Drive, according to a news release from Strathroy-Caradoc police.
Glendon Drive was closed for several hours because of the police investigation.
The area was under a weather advisory at the time of the crash.
Strathroy-Caradoc police are asking anyone with information regarding the collision to contact them at 519-245-1250.