Youngest son succumbs to injuries from Highway 5A crash

Mike Cochlin and sons Liam and Quinn were travelling northbound on Highway 5A near Stump Lake when their vehicle left the road and plunged down an embankment in the late afternoon of Feb. 23

The third victim in a single-vehicle crash south of Kamloops on Sunday has died.

Mike Cochlin and sons Liam and Quinn were travelling northbound on Highway 5A near Stump Lake when their vehicle left the road and plunged down an embankment in the late afternoon.

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Mike, 47, were was pronounced dead at the scene, while Liam, 8, and Quinn, 5, were rushed to Royal Inland Hospital, where Liam later died. Quinn was transferred to B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver and was last reported to be in grave condition.

However, Amy Davies, a family friend who has started an online fundraiser for Erin Cochlin, Mike’s wife and the boys’ mom. updated the situation with a post on the GoFundMe.com page.

“Thank you for the outpouring of love and support towards the Cochlin family,” Davies wrote. “Quinn will be donating his heart, liver and kidneys tonight. He is a hero. The family appreciates, and is thankful for, all of the love and offers of support. In the near future there will be a time to celebrate the lives of Mike, Liam and Quinn.”

Emergency crews were called to a stretch of Highway 5A 30 kilometres south of Kamloops at about 5:45 p.m. on Sunday when they found the Alberta family’s vehicle heavily damaged down a steep embankment.

Snow was falling in the Kamloops area on Sunday night, but it’s not yet known whether weather played a role in the crash.

The fundraiser on GoFundMe was created on Tuesday night and had raised more than $71,000 toward a $100,000 goal as of Thursday morning.

The fundraiser can be found by clicking here.

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