'Heartbroken and devastated': Canmore, Alta. woman killed in crash identified

'Heartbroken and devastated': Canmore, Alta. woman killed in crash identified

Ariana Blackwood died in a hit-and-run on her 20th birthday in Canmore, Alta. Residents living in the mountain community say her death has spurred calls for another pedestrian bridge to be built. (Supplied/VSCO) Ariana Blackwood died in a hit-and-run on her 20th birthday in Canmore, Alta. Residents living in the mountain community say her death has spurred calls for another pedestrian bridge to be built. (Supplied/VSCO)

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