St. Paul classroom crash victim has 'long road to recovery'

One of the young girls injured when a minivan crashed into a Grade 6 classroom still struggles with her head injury, says her family.

The parents of one of the young girls who was critically injured when a minivan crashed into her St. Paul classroom says their daughter still has a long way to go in her recovery.

In a letter published in the St. Paul Journal newspaper, the family of Grade 6 student Angelina Luce thanked the community for their support.

" As some of you know, Angelina experienced a very serious head injury as a result of this tragic incident.  We have been told that head injuries are unpredictable and can take many years," the letter said.

"The months, and possibly years, ahead will involve many days away from home for testing, specialist appointments... and a lot of uncertainty."

Luce was one of three girls taken to hospital in Edmonton when the minivan slammed into the side of Racette Junior High School in October, falling into a ground floor classroom.

One of the girls, 11-year-old Megan Wolitski, died in hospital the next day.

"Alongside Angelina, we are still grieving the loss of a young, beautiful member of our community," the Luce family wrote.

Richard Edward Benson, 46, faces charges of dangerous driving causing harm.