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Woman killed in crash after heading wrong direction on freeway

An 82-year-old Hope woman was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 1 near the Bradner Road rest stop in Abbotsford on Saturday morning.

As she pulled out of the rest stop in a 2005 four-door Buick Allure, she entered the westbound lanes of Highway 1 heading east.

She crashed into a family from Chilliwack in a 2003 Mazda3 hatchback heading west at about 10:45 a.m.

The 29-year-old Chilliwack man and his 24-year-old wife sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Their three-month old baby was unharmed.

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

"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."

The name of the deceased woman was not released pending notification of kin.

The Upper Fraser Valley Traffic Services continues to investigate.

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