Family, friends rally around orphaned children after mother killed in road-rage crash

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CALGARY — Family and friends are rallying around the children of a Calgary woman who died after a road-rage shooting led to a four-vehicle crash.

Angela McKenzie, who was 40, was died late Tuesday when two vehicles that were pursuing each other collided with her van and another car at an intersection in the city's southeast.

McKenzie was identified by her church pastor as a mother of five children between the ages of nine and 17.

A GoFundMe account has been set up by a church member to help the children and their grandmother, who is currently caring for them.

Capt. Ian Scott, pastor of the Salvation Army Berkshire Citadel Community Church, says the children also lost their father to an illness in February, so it's not yet clear who will care for them.

Scott says he got word about McKenzie's death soon after the crash.

"We were called out to go sit with (McKenzie's) mom and others in the family," he said in an interview Thursday.

"It is really just a devastating loss to the community and to her family and friends."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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