3 killed in accident; The gendarmerie is investigating the cause –

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3 killed in accident; The gendarmerie is investigating the cause – fr


VANCOUVER – A devastating crash in Kelowna killed three teenagers just days before they were ready to graduate from high school.

Police were called to Gordon Drive north of Cook Street shortly after midnight on Wednesday. When they arrived in the area, they found the crumpled wreckage of a Honda Civic.

Constable said the 18-year-old driver and two passengers – an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old woman – were found dead at the scene.

The three victims were 12th grade high school students from Kelowna and are believed to have graduated next week.

“They were, I think, wonderful kids from good families and it was just a tragic accident,” said Kevin Kaardal, school principal for Central Okanagan Public Schools.

“It’s a very, very difficult day for everyone, both for the students and for the staff,” he said.

The district called on its Critical Incident Response Team to help grieving students.

Lyndon Sinclair went to school with the teens who were killed.

He says the students learned the tragic news at school on Wednesday morning.

“I don’t even know how to feel right now,” he said. “It doesn’t even seem real. I just feel numb. I don’t think it’s sunk yet.

He says there is a lot of counseling at the school.

“I think everyone is talking to each other, helping each other. The teachers are doing a good job, ”he said.

The RCMP are trying to piece together what led to the tragedy.

“The investigation is still in its infancy. We spent most of the evening and day working to collect evidence to determine the cause of the collision, ”said the constable. Solana Paré of the Kelowna RCMP.

“All factors will be considered and taken into consideration during our investigation, including speed, any possible degradation, condition of the road,” she explained.

Graham Boom lives near the scene of the accident.

He said that even with the headphones on, he heard the crash.

“You just hear… metal skating on concrete,” he says. “And the next thing you know, the big bang and it’s just ambulances, fire trucks, and police everywhere.” “

“It’s just awful. The loss of life like that. It’s just awful.

RCMP say anyone who witnessed the collision and did not speak to police should contact them.

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