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Ex-Hab Turgeon's daughter killed in crash

The 18-year-old daughter of former NHLer Pierre Turgeon died Thursday in a car crash. (QMI Agency...

The 18-year-old daughter of former NHLer Pierre Turgeon died Thursday in a car crash. (QMI Agency file photo)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:30 PM ET

Tragedy has befallen the family of former Montreal Canadiens captain Pierre Turgeon this holiday season.

The 18-year-old daughter of the ex-NHLer died in a car crash early Thursday near Vaughn, New Mexico.

Elizabeth Turgeon was pronounced dead at the scene. Turgeon was driving southbound when she approached an intersection, failed to stop and crashed into another vehicle travelling northbound, according to a police release. Dense fog contributed to the collision, police said.

"The Dallas Stars extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Pierre Turgeon," said Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk. "She is gone too young at the age of 18. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Turgeon family."

In his 19-year NHL career, Turgeon played for the Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche.

He held the position of captain for the Canadiens from the start of the 1995-96 season until he was traded to the Blues the following season.

Turgeon retired from hockey in 2007.


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