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Laura Lloyd, mother of 6, killed as husband backs out of driveway

A mother of six children, including 11-month-old twins, is dead after she was struck and killed by a trailer attached to a pick-up truck driven by her husband.

Onoway Elementary School secretary grieved by students, parents and staff

Onoway Elementary School is collecting cards from students to pass on to Laura Lloyd's family. (CBC)

A mother of six children, including 11-month-old twins, was struck and killed by a trailer attached to a pick-up truck driven by her husband.

Laura Lloyd, 34, mother of six children, died Wednesday. (Facebook)
Laura Lloyd, 34, died at the end of the driveway of the family's Alberta Beach-area home Wednesday morning as her husband was backing out of the yard to go to work, RCMP said.

The couple’s children, ranging in age from less than a year to 12, were inside the home at the time.

Lloyd was loving, caring, fun-loving and spirited, said Lynn Shabada, principal of Onoway Elementary School where Lloyd worked as a secretary.  

"She loved children and family was very important to her." 

She was “just a wonderful, wonderful woman,” Shabada said. 

Onoway Elementary School principal Lynn Shabada described Laura Lloyd as loving, caring, fun-loving and spirited. (CBC)
"She is also very involved with minor hockey and volunteers her time within the community."

Lloyd was welcoming with students and parents and the school is devastated, she said.

Three of Lloyd’s children attend the school.

Additional staff, including grief counsellors, were brought in to the school Wednesday and Thursday to help students and staff cope, Shabada said.

RCMP continue to investigate and expect the collision analysis to take several weeks.

The couple’s children are staying with family members.

Alberta Beach is about 70 kilometres west of Edmonton.

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