While the name of the victim of a fatal car crash has not officially been released, she has been identified on social media as Mission Secondary School student Lindsey Sunder.

Victim of fatal car crash identified as 17-year-old Mission Secondary student

School officials organize support team for students and teachers

The 17-year-old woman who died following a car accident in Abbotsford early Saturday morning has been identified as a Grade 12 student from Mission Secondary School.

While the victim’s name has not officially been released, she has been identified on social media as Lindsey Sunder.

The Mission School District has sent a letter to parents regarding the availability of counselling and other help for classmates impacted by the tragedy.

READ: Roll over crash in Abbotsford

Angus Wilson, superintendent of schools in Mission, said a team is ready to assist both students and teachers.

“When we have what we refer to as a critical incident, we launch the flight team, which is a group of individuals from around the school district, with specialized training, to go and support the school at the heart of the incident,” Wilson said.

“That includes counseling, therapy, even dogs to help support not just students, but also staff at the school.”

The district also performs an analysis of other schools that may be interconnected, including the victim’s previous schools or schools that her relatives might be attending.

“We have special rooms put aside in the school (Mission Secondary) to help support students who need a space,” Wilson said.

He said students will be encouraged to speak to any staff member if they feel they need help.

The single-vehicle crash occurred just after 2 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of Highway 1 near Whatcom Road in Abbotsford. The driver was rushed to hospital, but police confirmed later that she died from her injuries.

Cpl. Mike Halskov of RCMP Traffic Services said it appears that the driver lost control of her vehicle when it began to hydroplane on wet roads. The vehicle went off the highway and ended up on its roof.

“It appears she may not have been wearing a seatbelt,” Halskov said.

– with files from Vikki Hopes



kevin.mills@missioncityrecord.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

More details emerge on mental health incident in Abbotsford on Sunday

APD officers assist mental health team for three hours yesterday, man sent to hospital with injury

Heritage Abbotsford seeks stories on places of ‘cultural significance’

Locations can include spiritual sites, family homes, landmarks and more

VIDEO: Abbotsford Agrifair’s Drive-Thru Safari debuts

Event draws well as families look for entertainment in COVID-19 era

Abbotsford Police respond to incident on Edgeview Place

Cul-de-sac closed for several hours after mental health situation with young man on Sunday

Fraser Valley Bandits clinch playoff spot with win

Bandits down Niagara River Lions 70-57 on Sunday, improve to 3-2

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Plane crashes into Nelson supermarket parking lot

Pilot and passenger have minor injuries

Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.

Ceremony will be delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19

U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends

Restrictions on non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border have been in place since March 2`

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

B.C. First Nation adopts ‘digital twinning’ software to better manage territory

Software allows users to visualize what a mountain might look like if the trees on its slopes were logged

All inquiry recommendations implemented after fatal Port Hardy RCMP shooting: Ministry

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. cleared the RCMP officers involved of wrongdoing

Most Read