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Tragedy Strikes St. Catharines Bound Family in Alberta

August 9, 2019

By: Marcie Culbert

They were looking for a fresh start in Niagara, before a disaster hit in Alberta.

Police were called out to a crash between an SUV and two tractor trailers on Wednesday.

It happened in the Oyen area, about 300 kilometres east of Calgary.

A family was travelling in the SUV at the time. An 11 year-old boy died at the scene and two other children had to be airlifted to Alberta Children's Hospital with serious injuries.

According to a GoFund Me page for the family, they were relocating from Vancouver to St. Catharines.