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Kamloops mom struck on Coquihalla while helping others dies

Anna Grandia, right, and her husband Matt are pictured with their two children in this contributed photo.
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February 10, 2017 - 1:58 PM

KAMLOOPS - Anna Grandia has died, days after being struck by a car on the Coquihalla Highway, according to a family spokesperson.

Anna and her husband Matt were driving on the Coquihalla with their two children Sunday, Feb. 5, to begin a family vacation in Hawaii.

Matt and Anna pulled over and got out of the car after coming across a jack-knifed semi truck in front of them. They were helping to clear debris when another vehicle lost control and struck the couple.

The Grandia family's pastor, Dave Fields, says he received a statement from the family this morning, Feb. 10, indicating Anna had died.

"With deeply saddened hearts, we regret to inform everyone that our dear, sweet Anna succumbed to her injuries and peacefully passed away late last night with her family by her side," the family's statement reads. "At this time, we are optimistic that Matt will make a full recovery."

The couple's two young children were unharmed in the crash and are staying with family in the Lower Mainland.

A GoFundMe page set up for the family has reached more than $41,000 since it was set up.


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