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Head-on crash in Abbotsford kills elderly woman

12/16/2012 03:18 EST | Updated 02/15/2013 05:12 EST
An 82-year-old woman is dead after a head-on crash in Abbotsford, B.C., on Saturday.

Police say the woman, whose name has not been released, left the Bradner Road rest stop at about 10:45 a.m. PT and started heading east in the westbound lanes of Highway 1.

She crashed head-on into a car with a young family inside, including a three-month-old baby.

The husband and wife sustained non-life threatening injuries, while the baby was not injured at all.

"This tragic loss of life has impacted a family forever," said RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen.

"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. Fortunately there was not a greater loss of life." The Upper Fraser Valley Traffic Services is investigating why the woman was driving in the wrong direction down the highway.

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