A fatal crash took place on the morning of October 28 along Lessard Road. The police have now confirmed that the victim was a 36-year-old Edmonton teacher, Meghan Weis.
The police report detailed the accident, explaining that "an eight-wheel converter dolly separated from the semi-tractor unit and struck the driver's side of the van." Basically, the wheel and axle from the trailer collided with the victim's vehicle.
According to CTV News, Weis taught Grade 5 and 6 French immersion at Our Lady of the Prairies.
It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that we confirm that the staff and students of Our Lady of the Prairies Catholic School have lost a member of our school family in a tragic accident this morning
Our Lady of the Prairies, a letter sent to parents
The letter continued, saying she had a big smile to match her huge heart.
"For all of us, this is a time of great sorrow. We unite in our sorrow and prayers for the Weis family, as we express our deepest sympathies," it said.
An accident of similar nature took place earlier this week, as well, when a truck was crushed by a flying wheel in the same area of Edmonton.
Police say they are investigating and the driver of the semi-tractor has charges pending.
"This is Edmonton’s 11th traffic fatality of 2020," the release concludes.
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