Wallaceburg residents claim that the untimely deaths of three young individuals in a deadly crash during the holiday weekend have had an impact on the entire village.
“The entire town has been affected, and the entire neighborhood has been rattled. Haley Gagnier, a friend of one of the accident victims, said that it would be difficult to move on from this point.
Around 9:55 p.m. on Sunday, Wallace Street and McNaughton Avenue saw a semi-tanker truck and a car collide. Chatham-Kent Police were called to the scene.
Victoria Baertsoen, 24, Matthew Cousins, 24, and Shae-Lynn Bachus, 23, have been named as the victims by the police.
Injured passengers from the car included two more who were taken to the hospital. 22-year-old Selena Bushey is starting to recuperate from non-life-threatening injuries. The 25-year-old Mackenzie Vandroffelaar’s condition has stabilized but is still critical.
According to the police, the tractor-trailer’s driver was taken to the hospital with minor wounds.