Maia Vezina Dies 10 Years After Accident: Cause of Death Revealed

Maia Vezina, the daughter of Pat Henman, died ten years after being involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver. Read on to learn how did Maia Vezina die, what happened to her, and what was the cause of her death.

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The case of the mother-daughter duo became famous after they used their tragedy to urge others to dissuade others from driving impaired. According to a report, around 67 people are killed in accidents where alcohol is a factor.

Who was Maia Vezina?

Maia Vezina was a young woman from Nelson, British Columbia. She was born on January 23, 1994, to Pat Henman. She was the sister of Zoe Vezina and Liam Vezina.

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Maia completed her two degrees at a regional University. After that, she was due to start her teaching career in August this year. Unfortunately, she passed away due to an indirect effect of the crash she suffered around 10 years ago.

How did Maia Vezina die?

Maia Vezina, of Nelson, B.C., died after overdosing on painkillers on Friday, May 26, 2023. She regularly took the medicines due to the pain she suffered after being involved in an accident with her mother ten years back.

A CT scan and a complete manual check by two ICU doctors confirmed that her brain had stopped functioning and all blood flow stopped due to painkillers overdose. Thus, the death of Maia Vezina was pronounced.

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Her organs will be donated to save other lives and the procedure will complete by Monday in the Kelowna Hospital.

Maia Vezina was Involved in an Accident 10 Years Ago

Maia Vezina was involved in a scary accident with her mother, Pat Henman, 62 at the time. Vezina was driving the vehicle when it collided head-on with another vehicle driven by a drunk driver.

Shara Bakos, 42, was identified as the driver that caused the accident that severely injured Pat Henman and Maia Vezina. She also had previous offenses of impaired driving that got her license suspended.

The crash took place on a Sunday afternoon at around 5:30 in Skookumchuck, East Kootenay. The mother-daughter duo was stretchered and flown to the nearby medical facility after suffering severe injuries in the crash.

Maia Vezina got multiple fractures in all four of her limbs while her mother had to stay at the hospital for six months and undergo 19 surgeries. Their lives were devastated due to the crash.

Maia Vezina Obituary, Funeral, and Tributes

After the accident, Maia Vezina had been in severe pain and regularly took “strong painkillers” which impacted her adversely. However, she still talked about the crash publicly to raise awareness against impaired driving.

An obituary for Maia Vezina is awaited at this time while several others were published online. This post will keep serving as her digital obituary too. The funeral services will be decided later.

The arrangements will likely be kept private. We will keep you posted once more information is released. Maia’s mother, Patricia Henman, shared an emotional tribute for her late daughter on Facebook.

She called her Maia ‘Madonna’ Vezina in the heartfelt post and asked everyone to raise a toast and say her daughter’s name at 5 PM Pacific Time today.

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Several other friends and family members have paid respect to Maia Vezina via social media.

Our deepest condolences go to her loved ones. May God let her rest easy now and help her people find peace and strength.

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