Charge laid in fatal 2012 crash in Abbotsford

The collision resulted in the death of a 67-year-old Chilliwack woman

A head-on collision on the Highway 11 bypass in 2012 resulted in the death of a Chilliwack woman.

A criminal charge has been laid in connection to a 2012 head-on collision that claimed the life of 67-year-old Eileen Kleinfelder of Chilliwack.

Michael Edward Larocque, 45, has been charged with criminal negligence causing death.

The collision took place Oct. 15, 2012 on the Sumas Way/Highway 11 bypass just south of the Old Clayburn Road overpass.

Larocque was the lone occupant of a van that allegedly crossed the centre line and ran head-on into the vehicle being driven by Kleinfelder, who was also travelling alone.

She was pronounced dead at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Larocque was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital for treatment.

Following the crash, a cement centre median was installed on the bypass.

Provincial court records indicate that Larocque has prior convictions for driving while prohibited, fraud, breaching his conditions, uttering threats and assault.

He was also issued a ticket for excessive speeding in December 2011.

 

 

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