The mayor of Fort Smith stated on Facebook that a Fort Smith resident was killed in a car accident in Northern Alberta.
The post on Mayor Lynn Napier-Buckley’s official Facebook page stated Anand Soochit died Saturday, Dec. 22, while his wife Marie remained in critical conditions.
“It is a hard loss for families to face such a tragedy over the holidays and it is a reminder of the importance of taking this time to spend with our loved ones,” the post states.
Soochit was the corporate services officer for the Town of Fort Smith. He previously lived in Inuvik.
Napier-Buckley confirmed the validity of the Facebook post to News/North but provided no further comment. She said she will be updating the community of funeral arrangements at a later date.