Young mother dies in crash

NEW CREDIT — A young Six Nations mother lost her life and three others from New Credit were sent to the hospital with serious injuries following a crash at the intersection of Mississauga Road and Tuscarora Road on Mississauga of the New Credit First Nations at approximately 5:30 p.m. on August 31st, 2015.

OPP investigators attended along with Haldimand County Emergency Services, Six Nations Fire Department, Six Nations Paramedics, and Six Nations Police.

Six Nations firefighters in Pumper/Rescue 1 arrived at the scene seven minutes after the call came in. First arriving crews reported that four patients were involved in a two vehicle collision, one patient confirmed to have no vital signs and another person trapped inside of a vehicle. Working in conjunction with Haldimand County Primary Care Paramedics and Six Nations Advanced Care Paramedics, and Six Nations Firefighters utilized the Jaws of Life and multiple heavy hydraulic tools to remove a door and lift the dash of the vehicle off of the trapped person.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

As a result of the collision the driver of the first vehicle a 50-year-old female from Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation and a 51-year old male also from Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation both sustained serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital by ambulance. A second passenger in the first vehicle, a 49-year-old female from Six Nations was air lifted by Orange Air ambulance to the Hamilton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Names of these victims were not available by press time.

The driver of the second vehicle 18-year-old Kylie Thomas, a new mother, from Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation was pronounced dead at the scene. The infant was not in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

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