Crash took ‘love of my life’

Toronto Sun - - NEWS - JANE STEVEN­SON

The wife of a man killed in a sus­pected im­paired head-on col­li­sion east of New­mar­ket early Mon­day says her world has been “shat­tered.”

In a Face­book post­ing late Mon­day with a black and white photo of the cou­ple em­brac­ing, Jus­tine Ellis said: “This morn­ing my world as I knew it was shat­tered. The love of my life, best friend and the best daddy in the world was trag­i­cally taken from us. My heart is in a mil­lion pieces.”

Stu­art Ellis, 28, of Bee­ton, died at 6 a.m Mon­day on Hwy. 48, south of Davis Dr., when “a north­bound ve­hi­cle may have drifted over into the south­bound lanes and col­lided with a south­bound ve­hi­cle, killing the oc­cu­pant of that south­bound car,” OPP Sgt. Kerry Sch­midt said.

“I don’t know how to live this life with­out him by my side, we were sup­posed to grow old to­gether,” Jus­tine Ellis wrote on her Face­book page, which in­cludes photos of the cou­ple’s year-old son. “I love you for­ever and a day, my Stu.”

York Re­gional Po­lice Deputy Chief Tom Car­rique told Global News the cou­ple were ex­pect­ing an­other child. He said the vic­tim was the son-in-law of a York Re­gional Po­lice mem­ber.

“It’s an ab­so­lute trav­esty, dev­as­ta­tion and heart­break for his fam­ily and for our po­lice fam­ily this morn­ing,” Car­rique said.

A 20-year-old New­mar­ket man, Tyler Neilsen, was charged in a trauma hos­pi­tal with im­paired driv­ing caus­ing death, tak­ing a ve­hi­cle with­out con­sent and driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied.

Sch­midt said Neilsen is in se­ri­ous con­di­tion, “but non­life threat­en­ing.”

A car is de­mol­ished af­ter a crash on Hwy. 48 at Davis Dr. that killed Stu­art Ellis, 28, of Bee­ton, on Mon­day.

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