Residents of New Brunswick’s Acadian Peninsula are in a state of grief after the sudden accidental deaths of four young people, who passed away after an unfortunate car crash over the weekend. Among the dead was 17-years-old Marie-Hélène Gauvin, 18-years-old Tommy Losier, 19-years-old Brian Basque, and 20-years-old Alexandre McGraw, who were within the car that slipped off the icy road in the Tracadie-Sheila area on early Saturday morning. The dead bodies were found from the frigid and murky Tracadie River later that afternoon.
Three of the victims were belonged to communities in the Tracadie-Sheila area, whereas Gauvin was from Pointe-Canot. All churchgoers of Tracadie-Sheila observed a moment of silence in respect of the loss of lives on Sunday. According to the Mayor Aldeoda Losier, majority residents of the community responded to a Facebook campaign, which asked them to switch of their Christmas lights to mark the loss. Losier disclosed that the crash took place on a former military range which is often inaccessible at this time of year due to snow accumulation. He explained that “what we heard is during the evening when they went out there was no ice on the road. But when they came back, there was some ice on the road.”
The investigators are looking into the cause of the crash, whereas Jean-Claude Doiron informed our sources that the four were went to celebrate the birthday of his nephew 19-years-old Brian Basque. Doiron also said the car Basque was driving was a birthday present from his mother.
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