11/24/2013 07:11 EST

Teen Hit On Highway 11 Near Rocky Mountain House Dead

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A 14-year-old girl is dead after being hit by a pick-up truck on Highway 11, 40 kilometres west of Rocky Mountain House.

Police say the teenager from Eden Valley, Alta. was walking on the highway on Friday night when she was struck by a pick-up truck heading east. The driver stopped to offer help, and an altercation took place between the pick-up truck driver and occupants of an SUV that was parked nearby.

Those in the SUV placed the injured teen in the car and drove away. The vehicle soon entered a ditch and was located by police, who say several occupants were intoxicated.

The teenager was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the pick-up was treated at the Rocky Mountain House hospital and released.

RCMP continue to investigate this incident.

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