A Chilliwack senior was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Yale Road Tuesday afternoon.
Mounties say Doris Lovejoy's 1994 Toyota Camry left the north side of Yale Road—east of Upper Prairie Road—and struck a tree just after 4 p.m.
Lovejoy, 83, was the lone human occupant of the car; a small dog belonging to Lovejoy and named Smudgie suffered injuries to its legs and was taken to a local animal hospital.
RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth said Lovejoy had various health conditions and that a cause of death has not been determined.
Police hailed the actions of passing motorists, who extinguished a fire in the Camry's engine and cared for the injured dog until animal control arrived on the scene.