The death of a mother of two in a suspected impaired driving crash in Moncton on Wednesday night has shocked and saddened the community.

Kathy Horsman, 36, of Berry Mills, was killed in a head-on collision on Killam Drive, near Edinburgh Drive, at about 9:25 p.m.

RCMP believe alcohol was a factor and say charges against the other driver, a 41-year-old man from Lakefield, are expected.

Susan MacAskill, the Atlantic regional director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), said she can't comment on any specific case, but any time alcohol is a factor, people get angry and want action.

The incident comes as the local MADD chapter struggles with dwindling membership, she said.

The group has only six active volunteers and needs more, said MacAskill.

"We would like to have at least 10 or 12 members that would form a board of directors and then volunteers," she said.

"The more that we would have, the better opportunity there would be to respond to invitations to participate in the events in the community."

MADD focuses on education, awareness and victim services, said MacAskill. Having a stronger chapter would help ensure that continues, she said.

Meanwhile, the police investigation into the crash continues and Horsman, a teacher at Magnetic Hill School, is being remembered for her time and dedication to the school community.

Horsman loved horses, gardening and spending time with her nieces and nephews, according to her obituary. "But first and foremost was precious time with her children, Avery and Ethan."

Visitation will be held at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home on Sunday, followed by a funeral service on Monday.

Source: CBC News


Last updated on: 2013-11-24 | Link to this post