December 14, 2004 11:00am
Devastating News, Laura Croft R.I.P.
Source: Broadcast News
by: Chris "Pooh Bear" Lansdale
(SQUAMISH, BC) -- There has been another deadly crash on the Sea-to-Sky Highway that links Vancouver to Whistler, B.C. The RCMP say two victims are dead after a two car collision last night, about six kilometers south of Squamish.
Officers say the first vehicle had four passengers, while the other car had one. The two people who died were riding in the first car.
Police say another person was airlifted to hospital in Vancouver with undetermined injuries. Squamish RCMP are investigating. No names have been released.
The two who died were Melody Newell and her daughter Samone, it was to be Samone's birthday today and they were driving to Squamish for a sleep over with Mel's two nieces ages 10 and 6. They were both in the car with Samone and Mel when the accident happened. One walked away. The other is still in hospital in critical condition.
I have just finished working with Laura Croft (Mel's stage name) all week since she was in the pageant. This was the first time that I had the pleasure of meeting her and found her to be a beautiful human being, fun with a crazy sense of humour. I have just been working on some fantastic images of her from the pageant. This is such devastating news.
Chris "Pooh Bear" Lansdale