Family issues statement following fatal crash of Benton woman
(KSLA) - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has issued a statement from the family of a woman killed while on vacation in Canada.
Angela Elkins, of Benton, and her son-in-law Nick Copeland, of Pearland, Texas, were killed in a head-on crash.
Elkins' brother, Tim Dye issued this statement through the RCMP:
To all of those who have been following the tragic event that involved our family, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We have truly felt the much needed encouragement from, and for, so many people.
Many are asking about Sarah and Curtis who survived the accident. They are currently receiving hospital care and are both in a recovery process. The baby, William, is also safe and reunited with the family. It's truly a miracle that he came through the wreck with nothing more than a few bruises.
There are so many things we are grateful for during this time: To the citizens and the first people present at the scene, your bravery has left us in awe of how willing people are to help. To the RCMP and other first responders, thank you for serving us in this sensitive time with compassionate care while still doing your jobs and seeking information. Your level of excellence in working with us has been exceptional. Finally, to the people who have given hospital care to Sarah, Curtis and William. Words can not express how much each of you have impacted us with your level of care. The Pediatric and ICU nurses made us feel like family by what you guys have done for us and our family.
God's faithfulness has been so evident in how so many people have responded. No word, prayer, financial gift or condolence will go unforgotten by our family.
Elkins' husband, Curtis, their daughter Sarah Copeland and the Elkinses' 2-year-old grandchild survived the collision.
The toddler was uninjured.
The family's vehicle was struck by an oncoming vehicle, according to CBC and CBS News.
All four people in the oncoming vehicle were killed.
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