A mom, father and son were among the many 4 fatalities in Tuesday’s head-on crash simply east Peterborough, Ont, which additionally despatched their daughter to hospital in important situation.
Family advised CTV News Toronto three of the individuals killed within the crash were Stephanie Hart, Jonathan Macdonnell and their 18-year-old son Riddick Hart. According to family members, the family goes by and is thought locally because the MacHarts.
Their 14-year-old daughter Rowghan was severely injured within the crash and was airlifted to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in important situation, family says.
According to Ontario Provincial Police, the crash occurred on Highway 7 close to Drummond Line round 5:15 p.m. when an SUV and pick-up truck collided. Police later recognized the fourth sufferer as 42-year-old Jason Schmidt, who was the driving force of the pick-up truck.
A letter despatched to folks by Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School Principal Debbie Callahan on Wednesday mentioned it’s “with profound disappointment” they announce dying of a pupil and workers member from the MacHart family.
Stefphanie MacHart, Rowghan MacHart, Jon MacHart and Riddick MacHart are seen on this undated picture. (GoFundMe)
“You might have heard a couple of severe automobile collision simply east of Peterborough,” Callahan wrote within the letter. “We have discovered that a complete family, the MacHart (Hart & MacDonnell) family, has been deeply impacted by this horrible accident, together with the dying of a pupil at our college and each mother and father, considered one of whom can also be a Thomas A Stewart workers member. Another family member was concerned, additionally a pupil at our college, and so they were airlifted to hospital.”
CTV News Toronto has discovered Stefphanie MacHart was an academic assistant on the college.
“Our school community is shocked and grieving as we struggle to process this difficult news, and we understand that this will have an immediate and significant impact on our students, staff and families,” Callahan mentioned within the letter.
Callahan mentioned counsellors will stay on the college for college kids “so long as wanted.”
A stretch of freeway close to Peterborough, Ont. the place 4 individuals were killed in a head-on collision is seen right here on Nov. 23, 2022. (CTV News Toronto/Harrison Perkins)
“It is with the heaviest coronary heart that we’re scripting this,” Tanya Hart, whose husband is Stefphanie’s first cousin, wrote on a GoFundMe Page for the family. “We are completely devastated by the sudden and tragic deaths of Stefphanie, Jon, and Riddick on the night of Nov. 22.”
Hart advised CTV News Toronto cash raised on the GoFundMe web page could be used to help Rowghan by way of her restoration.
Highway 7 was closed for a number of hours on Tuesday evening as police documented and reconstructed the crash scene.
Police haven’t launched any additional particulars concerning the victims or mentioned what brought on the crash.