One of two children killed Sunday night in a two-car crash in Mississauga, Ont., has been identified as Grade 7 student Keziah Edwards-Young, the Peel District School Board says.
A man driving alone in one of the cars was also killed in the accident.
The flag at Erin Mills Middle School will be lowered to half-mast in the boy’s honour until after his funeral, says a letter from principal Monika Huford being sent home with students Monday.
“This tragedy has brought great sadness to the students and staff at Erin Mills,” the letter says. “Keziah was a well liked student — a valuable member of our school community. We will miss him.”
Counsellors will be available at the school for as long as they’re needed, the letter adds.
Three other people, including a woman and a girl, were injured in the two-car crash, which occurred on Winston Churchill Boulevard, north of Queen Elizabeth Way, just before 11 p.m. ET.
Const. Rachel Gibbs, spokesperson for Peel Regional Police, said the man who died was driving a Mazda 6 Sedan southbound on Winston Churchill Boulevard when he lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons. The car crossed the centre line and hit a northbound Mercedes Benz.
The man, 40, was the only occupant of his car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The boys in the Mercedes, five and 13 years old, were rushed to hospital, where they died of their injuries. Next of kin have been notified, police said.
A passenger in the Mercedes, a woman, 25, is in critical condition in hospital. Another passenger, a girl, 7, suffered a broken leg. She was rushed to Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, where she was listed in stable condition. The driver of the Mercedes, a man, 24, suffered minor injuries.
Gibbs said police have not yet determined whether the people in the Mercedes are related to each other….