PARRY SOUND, Ont. – Separate vehicular accidents in northern Ontario claimed the lives of seven teenagers and sent 5 others in the hospital with serious injuries.
The first incident took place on Highway 69 near Parry Sound, Ontario on Tuesday afternoon where four teenagers were killed.
A Chevrolet Camaro lost control whilst travelling on the icy road south of Shawanaga. The vehicle crossed the center line and was struck by a Honda Civic and a Chevrolet Optra.
The driver, 18-year-old Jessica Chamberland, and passenger, 17-year-old Alyssa McKeon, both from Barrie, Ont., of the Chevrolet died on the scene.
The Civic driver, 18-year-old Torry McIntyre-Courville, also died at the scene whilst a passenger, 19-year-old Cole Howard, perished later at the hospital.
The rest of the Civic’s occupants were brought to different hospitals in Toronto in critical condition.
Driver of Optra, 58-year-old Josephine McKechnie, was treated at West Parry Sound Health Centre and released.
Another collision took the lives of three teenagers and sent three others to the hospital.
The minivan carrying four teens crossed the centre line on Highway 17 near Hagar around 6 p.m. on Tuesday and struck a Jeep carrying two people.
Two passengers of the van, 18-year-old Keegan Melville and 19-year-old Zabrina Rekowski, were killed whilst the driver, 19-year-old Admaston Bromely, later perished in the hospital on Wednesday afternoon.
The fourth occupant, 19-year-old Emily Olmstead was brought to the hospital.
Both occupants of the Jeep, 72-year-old Walter Rancourt and 71-year-old Patricia Rancourt, sustained serious injuries and were taken to the hospital. Police could not determine how they are related.
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