November 7, 2007

Alberta RCMP Identify Mother, Son Who Died in Greyhound Bus Crash


GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. - RCMP have released the names of a young mother and her infant son who died in a Greyhound bus crash in northern Alberta.

Christa-Marie Olsen-Ramsey, 20, and her 4 1/2-month-old son, Taylor, were from Ardrossan, just east of Edmonton.

They were on a bus travelling to Grande Prairie from Edmonton early Tuesday when the bus spun off an icy highway and landed on its side in the ditch.

A 72-year-old woman also died in the accident, but RCMP Const. Scott Hagarty says her name will not be released for now at the request of her family.

Three other passengers remain in serious but stable condition, while a fourth person was more critically injured and has been flown to an Edmonton hospital for further medical treatment.

There were 28 people, plus the driver, on the bus when it skidded and flipped on its side; several passengers were trapped underneath and had to be pulled out by emergency personnel.