Woman who died in ambulance that collided with train identified

Dec 19 2017, 5:23 pm

The woman who died after an ambulance collided with a train in Langley on the morning of Friday, September 11 has been identified.

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Helena Theodora Van Gool, 87, was being transported via ambulance from her seniors’ home to hospital when it struck a CN rail freight train near the intersection of 216 Street and Glover Road at around 11:15 a.m.

Van Gool was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

A paramedic who was also taken to hospital is in stable condition.

Several authorities including the RCMP, the BC Coroners Service, BC Ambulance Service and CP Rail are all investigating Van Gool’s death.