TOBY TWP. – A Rimersburg teenage girl was killed in a one-vehicle crash on June 24 along Curllsville Road in Toby Township.

According to police, Cora MacKinlay, 17, was traveling north on Curllsville Road sometime between 2 and 7 a.m. when she lost control of the 2012 Toyota Yaris she was operating. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree before flipping over.

MacKinlay suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead on scene, reports state.

Her passenger, Maxwell G. Thompson, 19, of Shippenville, reportedly suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.

The vehicle sustained disabling damage.

Rimersburg Hose Co. and Southern Clarion County Ambulance Service assisted state police at the scene.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing, police said.

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MacKinlay, the daughter of Robert S. and Cathy (Hess) MacKinlay, attended Union High School where she participated in track.

In her obituary, MacKinlay was described as enthusiastic and passionate. She loved her family, friends, fashion, and lived for family beach vacations.

Her goal was to become a psychologist to help victims of sexual assault.

In addition to her parents, MacKinlay is survuved by two brothers, Peyton and Ashton MacKinlay, both at home; her maternal grandmother, Debra (McCleary) Hess of Rimersburg; her paternal grandparents, Robert and Brenda (Cratty) MacKinlay of Rimersburg; her boyfriend, Maxwell “Max” Thompson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, George E. Hess.

A funeral service was held Sunday, June 28 at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg, with Pastor Jason Ferringer officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Passages of Clarion, 415 Wood St., Clarion, PA 16214 or by visiting

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