CALEDONIA — Two First Nations are in mourning after a van full of kids coming home from laser tag was hit in a “horrific” head-on crash, killing two girls, the driver of the other car and leaving other children with “life-altering” injuries.
Grace King, 12, and Waagosh Secord, 14, were among seven children from Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation travelling in the van on Highway 6 between Fourth Line and Fifth Line around 9 p.m. Wednesday, OPP said.
They were southbound on Highway 6, when a northbound car, driven by 21-year-old Wyatt Martin of Six Nations, crossed into their path and collided head-on.
The girls and Martin were pronounced dead at the scene.
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Chief R. Stacey Laforme said the girls were returning from a youth group outing in Hamilton.
Another vehicle carrying roughly eight other students was following, but was not involved in the accident, he said.
“We’ve suffered a tragic event,” Laforme said. “We’re so closely knit that all our…
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