VAUGHN, N.M. — A Colorado woman has died in a crash that left her Texas passenger hospitalized in critical condition. Police said 18-year-old Elizabeth Turgeon of Cherry Hills Village died in a two-vehicle accident near Vaughn early Thursday.
Turgeon was the daughter of former Colorado Avalanche player and 19-year National Hockey League star Pierre Turgeon. She was a 2010 graduate of Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch.
Investigators say Turgeon was driving a pickup that crashed into the trailer of a semi at the intersection of U.S. 54 and U.S. 60 just after midnight.
She was pronounced dead at the scene. Passenger Brittany Kraemer, also 18, of El Paso suffered life-threatening injuries.