VERNON – A mother and daughter were killed in an early morning crash on Dalmeny Road near Vernon Thurs., Sept. 7.
The head-on collision involving a car and an SUV happened at around 7 am. Police later confirmed the two women killed were travelling east in a small sedan when it collided with a westbound vehicle attempting to pass a third car.
The crash happened on a portion of Dalmeny, near Swale Road, where the land runs high and then low.
The deceased have been identified as Holly Booth, 40, and her mother, Margaret Mitchell, 67. Booth called Jasper home, and recently became owner of Kilmarnock Orchard, while Mitchell is a former South Mountain-area resident who moved to Florida some time ago.
A 34-year-old man, believed to be the driver of the SUV, was airlifted to hospital with back and leg injuries while two others were also transported to hospital in serious, but stable condition.
The driver of the vehicle that was being passed took evasive action to avoid the crash, and was uninjured.
Beyond Ottawa-based first responders, back-up service was provided by emergency personnel from Leeds-Grenville, Prescott-Russell, and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.
Dalmeny Road was closed for several hours as police investigated the scene.
Click here to see the obituaries for Booth and Mitchell.