A 7-year-old girl was released from hospital after suffering injuries Saturday afternoon in a snowmobile crash on Sylvan Lake that claimed the life of her mother.

At around 2:50 p.m., RCMP officers, Lakeside emergency crews and members of the Sylvan Lake Fire Department responded to a snowmobile crash.

When they arrived, they found the 41-year-old Red Deer woman dead at the scene.

The 7-year-old girl, which RCMP confirmed Sunday to be the woman's daughter, was hurt and taken to Red Deer Hospital for treatment.

Both were wearing helmets, but the RCMP now say the impact of the crash caused the woman's helmet to come off, contributing to the severity of her injuries.

Investigators say the snowmobile hit a parked truck and trailer near the staging area at a high rate of speed. The speed limit in the area is 10 km per hour.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

The names have not been released at the request of family.

Police are now reminding everyone to have the proper safety gear when riding and to ensure it is worn properly.

They are also asking anyone who witnessed the collision to contact police at 403-887-3334.