2 teens die after being hit by car on foggy Ontario road
Two teenage girls from a small community near Ottawa died after a car struck them as they walked home on a country road early Saturday.
Carlie Fenton, 15, and Jenny Miller, 16, were walking south on Kinburn Side Road outside Pakenham, about 55 kilometres west of Ottawa, shortly after midnight Friday night when they were hit by a Chrysler Pacific a travelling in the same direction, police said.
The two Arnprior District High School students were coming home from a Friday night party at a hunting camp and were trying to cross the road, said their 17-year-old friend Kristen Cryderman.
Cryderman was walking with them at the time of the accident but was not hurt.
Her voice was shaky and tight with emotion as she told CBC Sunday she and her two friends often hung out at the camp and then walked home on Friday and Saturday nights.
"So it wasn't like anything special or out of the ordinary," she said. "We just decided to walk down the road.... It's just really hard to deal with."
Fenton and Miller were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
An Ontario Provincial Police news release noted the dense fog and light rain falling at the time of the incident and said alcohol was not a factor.
Const. Kevin Davidson said Monday no charges are being laid.
"It was unfortunate circumstances,"he said.
Fenton's uncle Ron Coe blamed the tragedy on the poor visibility that night.
"It was a foggy evening and you can't say much more," Coe said.
"It's a loss to the community. It's a loss to our families, relatives and very close friends."