Mother killed, 4 children hurt, in highway crash in Kootenays

Mother killed in crash

A mother is dead and children injured following a crash over the weekend in the Kootenays.

Emergency crews were called at 5:05 p.m. on Saturday for a crash on Highway 22 near Hanna Drive, just north of Trail, B.C.

Investigators determined that a northbound Ford pickup entered the oncoming lane and collided head-on with a southbound Chevrolet SUV, killing the 34 year old woman driving the Chevrolet and injuring her four children, aged 8 to 14.

“The children’s injuries are not considered to be life threatening. The driver of the Ford pickup was not injured. Everyone involved is from the local area,” said a police news release.

RCMP say driver impairment has been ruled out as a cause of the crash, but they are seeking witnesses and dash camera footage of the Ford pickup prior to the crash.

Anyone with information regarding this fatal crash is asked to please contact BC Highway Patrol in Nelson at 250-354-5180 and cite file 2022-5332.

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