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