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Cheryl Browne

By Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner

The investigation of a single vehicle collision which claimed the lives of three people continues Sunday after a sedan travelling south on Adjala-Tecumseth Townline, just south of the 11th line, near Alliston, left the road ending upside down in the ditch.
Mark Wanzel/ The Barrie Examiner /QMI

The investigation of a single vehicle collision which claimed the lives of three people continues Sunday after a sedan travelling south on Adjala-Tecumseth Townline, just south of the 11th line, near Alliston, left the road ending upside down in the ditch. Mark Wanzel/ The Barrie Examiner /QMI

ADJALA-TOSORONTIO TWP. - 

Police have wrapped up their on-scene investigation into a deadly crash that claimed the lives of three young men on the Adjala-Tecumseth Townline, Sunday.

A 2004 Grand Am was found overturned in a ditch, south of the 11th Line of Adjala-Tosorontio Township, shortly after 8 a.m., Sunday.

Provincial police determined all three occupants — Justin Keogh, 18, of Wasaga Beach; Kevin Papps, 19 of Adjala-Tosorontio Township; and Eric Jover, 20, of New Tecumseth — had been killed in the crash.

All three had attended Banting Memorial High School in Alliston.

On Monday, OPP Sgt. Peter Leon said the traffic investigators have concluded their on-scene investigation and police will release those findings when they receive them.

“The post-mortems (were) being done (Monday) to determine the cause of death,” Leon said. “There’s a lot of unanswered questions at this point.”

Police received a call early Sunday morning about a rollover three kilometres south of Alliston.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the red four-door car on its roof, partially submerged in the creek water, one of its tires ripped from the suspension.

One shoe rested on the underbody of the vehicle as police traffic reconstructionists marked off the trajectory of the car’s path as it left the country road.

Friends on social media websites continue to mourn the deaths of their friends.

On Keogh’s Facebook, Tiffany Smithh wrote, ‘I’m gonna miss you keoghss, you are my brother for life and you have showed so many things and have helped me threw a lot of s**t that no one else could, rest in peace brothaa, love yeah.’ Raquel Di Cresce wrote, ‘Gonna miss that smile, hope your doin’ good in that other existence, wish I could’ve said bye.’ Kortt Gervaiss wrote, ‘Gonna miss this face buddy! you helped me thru a lot of this I couldn’t do alone! NEVER gonna be forgotten bud! love yah.’

OPP continue to investigate.

cheryl.browne@sunmedia.ca


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