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Girl, 11, latest victim identified in Alberta highway crash

04/30/2012 09:39 EDT | Updated 06/30/2012 05:12 EDT

An 11-year-old girl is the fifth victim to be identified in Friday’s deadly head-on crash in northern Alberta that resulted in the deaths of seven people, including one other child.

CBC News has confirmed that Faith Kondusky-Sennett was among three people killed in a northbound truck that collided with another truck on Highway 63 north of Edmonton. Police have not released the names of the two others, who were both adults.

Faith was pulled from the burning truck and later died in hospital. She was originally from St. Catharines, Ont., but was living in Calgary at the time of the crash.

Her mother, Larissa Kondusky, who lives in Fort McMurray, told CBC News that Facebook posts and letters have been pouring in since the crash. She said it helps to know her daughter touched so many lives.

Friends of the young girl wore green to school Monday in honour of their friend.

Friday’s accident also took the lives of four people in a southbound vehicle.

Courtney Penney, who was six months pregnant, and her husband Mark, 28, were passengers in a pickup truck belonging to their friends, Shannon and Trena Wheaton, who were also travelling with their two sons, Timothy, 3, and Ben, 2. Mark Penney and Timothy Wheaton were the lone survivors of the crash.

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