New Mexico State Police say the 18-year-old daughter of former NHL center Pierre Turgeon was killed when the pickup truck she was driving crashed into the trailer of a semi-truck at an road intersection in Vaughn, N.M.
Police say Elizabeth Turgeon of Cherry Hill Village, Colo., died at the scene about 100 miles east of Albuquerque early Thursday. Lt. Eric Garcia confirmed yesterday that the teen was the former NHL player's daughter.
A passenger in the pickup was transported to University of New Mexico Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police say dense fog was a contributing factor in the crash, as well as Turgeon's failure to stop at the intersection.
Turgeon played 19 seasons with Buffalo, the New York Islanders, Montreal, St. Louis, Dallas and Colorado, scoring 515 goals with 812 assists in 1,294 games.
* Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $2,500 for throwing a punch at Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Freddy Meyer.
The Bruins said on their website that Lucic also will be fined $1,000 for his obscene gesture at the Thrashers bench. Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli said Lucic was to join the team on yesterday's flight to Florida and be available for tonight's game against the Panthers.
In the Thrashers-Bruins game Thursday, Bruins' defenseman Andrew Ference jumped Atlanta's Meyer after he took out Lucic with a high hit. Ference left his gloves behind as he charged Meyer for a fight that sparked several others on the ice.