Vigil happening Thursday for sisters killed in northern Alberta crash

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
December 19, 2017 - 4:10pm Updated: December 19, 2017 - 4:42pm

A vigil will take place Thursday for two triplet sisters from Rocky Mountain House killed in a highway crash in northern Alberta.

West Central High School says it is hosting the vigil Thursday in memory of former students Zara and Bridget Chambers.

The 19-year-olds were in a car that hit a stationary flat-bed tow truck Saturday morning on Highway 63 south of Fort McMurray. They were heading home from Keyano College for the holidays when the crash occurred.

Zara died at the scene and Bridget died later in an Edmonton-area hospital.

RCMP say the road at the time was slippery with slush and icy sections.

Zara and Bridget were both forwards for the Keyano Huskies women’s soccer team. Zara was studying for a Bachelor of Arts program while Bridget was studying business administration.

Keyano College issued a statement saying they are deeply saddened by the tragic event and that their thoughts are with the family.

The third triplet is a student at the University of Calgary.

Thursday’s vigil will begin at 7 p.m. on the soccer pitch (Co-op Football Field) at West Central. Everyone is invited to attend and bring pictures, notes, or other keepsakes honouring the two sisters.

A funeral for Zara and Bridget is scheduled for Dec. 29. Friends have set up a Go Fund Me page to help the family cover funeral costs.

(With file from The Canadian Press)




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