Community reaches out to help victims of tragic highway fatality

The community of Rimbey is reaching out to show its support for Angus and Rachel Dixon after a tragic accident on Highway 20

The community of Rimbey is reaching out to show its support for Angus and Rachel Dixon after a tragic accident on Highway 20 claimed the lives of two of their children.

Sandra Von Hollen from Game On Outdoors has set up on-line auctions through Facebook and donations can also be made at the store to help the family. To check out the auctions go to Facebook links All Canadian On-line Auctions and Canada Wide Gun Auctions.

A spokesperson from ATB said a trust fund has been set up for Angus and Rachel Dixon at the Rimbey branch of ATB.

People who wish to donate may visit the branch or send email transfers to Sandra Von Hollen at gmail.com until the power of attorney is in place. (sandravonhollen@gmail.com)

Donations may also be made at Game On Outdoors.

The fatalities occurred when a southbound vehicle collided with a northbound vehicle on the highway near Township Road 420 at around 1 p.m. Dec. 21.

The driver and only occupant of the northbound vehicle died at the scene.

The Dixon family was in the southbound SUV. One child was pronounced dead at the scene and the second child, who was critically injured, succumbed to injuries at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

The parents and one child remain in hospital, said Const. Carmon Dutz from Rimbey RCMP.

He noted the section of the highway where the accident occurred was “terribly icy”.