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Peterborough Family Of Four Killed In Head On Crash


A tragic crash resulted in the deaths of three members of the same family. A mother, father, and son were unfortunately among four victims killed in the horrific head-on crash near Peterborough. It is coming forward that their daughter was also with them when the accident took place. However, she survived and has said to have sustained critical injuries. The girl is currently hospitalized and receiving treatment at the hospital. Let us find out more details about the accident in the article below and check how did it happen.

Peterborough Family Of Four Killed In Head On Crash

Peterborough Family Of Four Killed

The family members killed in the crash east of Peterborough have been identified as 52-year-old Stephanie Hart, 46-year-old Jonathan MacDonnell, and their 18-year-old son Riddick. These members died in the tragic accident while leaving behind their 14-year-old daughter Rowghan Hart. As mentioned, she has gotten seriously injured in the crash and is getting medical care in a hospital. It is said that she will soon recover and will get back to her normal life.

However, it would be difficult for her to live after losing her entire family in the crash. Netizens have been coming forward and have been expressing their sadness about the incident. According to reports, apart from the three members of the same family, another person died who has been identified as Jason Schmidt, 42, of Hastings, Ont. Ontario Provincial Police said that the fatal crash took place at around 5:15 PM on Hwy. 7 near Drummond Ln. in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township.

It happened when a pickup truck came to their direction and collided, resulting in ending so many innocent lives that will never be able to return. Needless to say, the incident is too saddening not just for the victims’ families but for other people too.¬†Reports say that Peterborough is about 125 km northeast of Toronto. Sending a letter to parents on Wednesday, Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School Principal Debbie Callahan announced the death of a student and staff member from the family.

He was reportedly an educational assistant at the mentioned school. Callahan said in the letter that their school community is shocked and grieving as they struggle to process the difficult news and they also understand that this will have an immediate and significant impact on their students, families, and, staff. It is no doubt to say that the matter has become one of the most discussed things on the internet right now. Stay tuned to this space for more updates and the latest news.


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