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Mom charged in crash that killed 2 of her kids

A 36-year-old Nanaimo woman is now facing charges in a highway crashthat killed two of her children just before Christmas last year.

A 36-year-old Nanaimo woman is now facing charges in a highway crash that killed two of her children just before Christmas last year.

Clare Bekkers is accused of driving drunk in relation to the incident.

It happened Dec. 22 on Highway 1 in the Cassidy area south of Nanaimo.

Police say speed and weather were factors when an SUV passed other vehicles on the inside lane, lost control and slid into the oncoming lanes, causing a seven-vehicle crash.

The crash killed two-year-old Cooper Bekkers and nine-year-old Lukas Bekkers, while two other children of Bekkers’ were hurt.

Bekkers herself was only slightly injured.

 
 
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