News

UPDATE: Chilliwack woman killed after hitting a tree

Traffic east of Chilliwack was shut down late Monday afternoon as emergency responders attended a single-vehicle crash on Yale Road that claimed the life of an 83-year-old Chilliwack woman.

Doris Lovejoy was the lone occupant in a green 1994 Toyota Camry that left the road and slammed into a tree in 49600 block of Yale Road.

Her small Shih Tzu dog Smudgie was injured in the crash, but is recovering.

RCMP say the cause of death will be determined by autopsy.

RCMP acknowledged the immediate actions of the passing motorists who assisted in suppressing a fire which had ignited in the engine bay shortly after impact.  The passing motorists also removed and secured the injured dog until animal control arrived.

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

twitter.com/chwkjourno

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

White Rock teen to be final medal-bearer for Rick Hansen Relay
 
Photo: Steps to victory
 
Showing the world their perspective
PHOTO: White Rock Spirit Bear weather-ready
 
Boaters OK after canoe flips off Blackie Spit
 
Amateur photographer contest winners announced
It’s the 15th Annual Fall Film Series in Chilliwack starting Wednesday
 
Sedins bring cash, play ball hockey in Agassiz
 
Mark BC Rivers Day with RiverFest in New Westminster