Senior killed in head-on collision on Hwy 1
Mounties respond to the scene of an accident in this undated CTV News file photo.
CTV British Columbia
Published Sunday, December 16, 2012 1:37PM PST
An 82-year-old woman is dead after driving into opposing traffic on Highway 1 and hitting a family car head-on Saturday morning.
Mounties say the elderly Hope resident exited the Bradner Road rest stop going eastbound in the westbound lanes, and crashed her Buick Allure into a Mazda 3 Hatchback at around 10:45 a.m.
She did not survive.
“This tragic loss of life has impacted a family forever,” Sgt. Peter Thiessen said in a statement. “This is a time of year when families come together and celebrate the holidays but unfortunately a family now grieves the loss of a beloved family member.”
The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The other vehicle was carrying a married couple from Chilliwack, ages 29 and 24, and their three-month-old baby boy.
The parents both sustained undisclosed, non-life threatening injuries in the crash, but their child was unharmed.
The Upper Fraser Valley Traffic Services is continuing to investigate the crash.