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UPDATE: Coroner IDs Chilliwack teen killed in snowmobile crash

The BC Coroner confirmed on Friday the name of the 16-year-old Chilliwack girl killed in a snowmobile accident Dec. 30 near the Coquihalla Lakes Lodge halfway between Hope and Merritt, B.C.

Billie Brittany Bell lost control of her snowmobile after hitting two bumps in the snow, crashed into a tree and was thrown 20 feet into another tree, sustaining massive head injuries.

The 11:45 a.m. accident is still under investigation, Chilliwack RCMP Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth said on Thursday.

According to an investigation report, the teen was wearing a helmet and goggles at the time of the accident.

The young girl was air lifted to hospital, but did not survive her injuries.

"Her father was with her at the time of the accident," Hollingsworth said.

rfreeman@theprogress.com

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