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Salmon Arm woman who died in crash was mother of six

Lindsay Palmateer and Matt Lien.
Image Credit: GOFUNDME/ Lindsay and Matt Emergency Fundraiser
January 13, 2021 - 10:06 AM

The woman who died in an accident on Highway 97A last week has been identified and a family friend is raising money for her husband and children.

On Jan. 6, the Palmateer-Lien family from Salmon Arm were driving through Enderby to Kelowna for a doctor's appointment, according to a GoFundMe set up by family friend Keoryn Davis.

"Just outside of Enderby they were sideswiped by a vehicle headed in the wrong direction. Then were pushed into a logging truck which resulted in Matt, Lindsay and their youngest boys being airlifted and (taken by ambulance) to hospital. Their older three boys were in school and were not involved in the accident," Davis wrote.

READ MORE: Head-on crash closes Highway 97A just south of Enderby

Lindsay Palmateer died from her injuries while Matt Lien is recovering in the hospital after spending time in intensive care.

The three youngest boys have all been released from hospital and are being looked after by their grandparents.

The Palmateer-Lien family has six children.
The Palmateer-Lien family has six children.
Image Credit: GOFUNDME/ Lindsay and Matt Emergency Fundraiser

"It goes without saying this family it going through the unimaginable right now. Matt will be unable to return to work for the unforeseeable future and their two-income household has gone to zero. They have six young boys to take care of and need their village more than ever," Davis wrote.

In 24 hours since the GoFundMe's announcement, the fundraiser has raised more than $25,000, she said.

The GoFundMe can be found here.

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