Wo­man, her mother and two kids die in col­li­sion on high­way west of Tim­mins, Ont.

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

SOUTH POR­CU­PINE, Ont. — A north­ern On­tario First Na­tion is mourn­ing the “ter­ri­ble loss” of a 29-year-old preg­nant mother, her two young sons and the chil­dren’s grand­mother in a col­li­sion. On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice say the four mem­bers of a Chap­leau, Ont., fam­ily died in a col­li­sion Thurs­day morn­ing on High­way 101 in north­east­ern On­tario.

All four were in an SUV that col­lided with a trac­tor-trailer about 70 kilo­me­tres west of Tim­mins, Ont., po­lice said. They were iden­ti­fied by po­lice on Fri­day as Ayns­ley MacLeod, her chil­dren Ja­maal MacLeod Nako­gee and Kruz Nako­gee — aged 10 and 3 — and 61-year-old Paulette MacLeod. “We were dev­as­tated with the news,” Nish­nawbe Aski Na­tion Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Ach­neepineskum said in a re­lease.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeff Nako­gee and the en­tire com­mu­nity of Brunswick House First Na­tion as they strug­gle to come to grips with this ter­ri­ble loss,” Ach­neepineskum said.

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