PETAWAWA, Ont. - A 17-year-old girl from Petawawa, Ont., is dead following a traffic accident in the community northwest of Ottawa.

A stopped vehicle was struck from behind at about at about 10:15 p.m. Thursday (on Laurentian Drive).

The vehicle burst into flames, and the driver, 17-year-old Emily Watts was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 28-year-old woman in the other vehicle was arrested and police say charges are pending.