A terrible accident outside Waswanipi took the life of a 15-year-old girl early the morning of Friday, September 24. Seven friends from the community were hanging out at the bridge on Highway 113 at around 2:30 a.m. when a truck came out of nowhere. One of the girls was hit.

“She tried to avoid the truck, but the driver wasn’t sure which way the girl was going to go,” said Tommy Grant of the Waswanipi police. “The driver did his best to avoid her.” The deceased was mourned by the community at a service Saturday night. The funeral was held Monday in Matagami, where the family lives. Deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends.