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Palo Alto family dies in crash in British Columbia

Original post made on Jul 26, 2011

A Palo Alto family of four was killed on a Canadian highway Friday afternoon when their camper van collided head-on with a tractor trailer in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia. Family members identified the victims as Robert Howard, 49, his wife Ana-Maria Dias, 50, and their daughters Samantha, 11, and Veronica, 9.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 25, 2011, 10:43 AM

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm

See this piece of video Web Link which shows the area where this horrific accident occurred. I think at 01:52 (travelling north to south), and 02:52? (travelling south to north) in the video is the location.


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Posted by MVneighbor
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 26, 2011 at 11:31 pm

As a resident of Mountain View, I want to offer my deepest sympathy to the family, friends, classmates, neighbors and colleagues of the Dias-Howard family. I feel especially for the young friends of the two girls who must be feeling so much sadness. I am sure there are some who are away from the area and will return to this sad news at the start of school. So tragic.


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