Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

Donations pour in to support family of woman who died in crash near Trail

After a tragic accident on Hwy 22 near Trail on Saturday, four young children have lost their mother and their father is now tasked with raising them alone.

Karyle Wehowsky, 34, was killed in the two-vehicle accident on Saturday after a pickup truck veered into her lane and struck her SUV head-on.

Her four children, aged 8-14, were all in the vehicle at the time and suffered minor injuries, while Wehowski was killed.

When NowMedia covered the story on Monday, there was an outpouring of grief in the comment sections and multiple people asking if they could support Wehowsky’s family through this tragedy.

That avenue is now available courtesy of a GoFundMe created by one of the 34-year-old’s best friends, Jodi Stredulinsky.

<who>Photo Credit: GoFundMe</who>Karyle and Dave Wehowsky with their 4 children.

“I am asking you to please find it in your heart to donate to this amazing family who has been devastated by the unexpected death of their incredible mama,” she wrote on the fundraising page.

So far, in less than 24 hours, nearly $18,000 has been raised to support Dave Wehowsky and the couple’s four children.

Stredulinsky said Wehowsky was truly one of a kind.

“She gave so much of herself to our community, whether on the playground, scouting and guiding, or driving the bus,” she explained.

“She took care of everyone around her, and we need to step up to take care of what meant the world to her, and that is her family.”

If you would like to donate to the GoFundMe to support the Wehowsky family, click this link.



Support local journalism by clicking here to make a one-time contribution or by subscribing for a small monthly fee. We appreciate your consideration and any contribution you can provide.


Visit our Facebook page to comment on this story.

Sign up for local eNews delivered to your inbox by 7 am every day.

Send your comments, news tips, letter to the editor, photos and videos to news@kelownanow.com.

To report a typo, send an email to news@kelownanow.com.


Weather


Sun
2℃


Mon
-3℃


Tue
-3℃


Wed
-4℃


Thu
-5℃


Fri
-6℃

Top Stories

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our TikTok Feed Follow Our RSS
Privacy Policy
?>