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GMC o@ca.on.simcoe_county.barrie.the_barrie_examiner 2005-08-19 published
Teenager killed in Hwy. 400 crash
By Bob BRUTON, Friday, August 19, 2005
A teen driver was killed and two of his three passengers seriously injured in a car crash Thursday morning on the southbound ramp of the Highway 400 extension, just north of Barrie.
Scott BRETT, 18, of Uxbridge died at the scene. Nicolas CORBETT, 20, Andrew WARD and Kyle TURNER, both 18 -- also all from Uxbridge were taken to Barrie's Royal Victoria Hospital by ambulance.
CORBETT and WARD were later airlifted to Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre in Toronto with serious injuries. CORBETT is now listed in good condition, WARD in fair condition. TURNER is listed in fair condition at Royal Victoria Hospital.
After seeing a blue 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier down the right-hand side embankment along the tree line at the scene, a tractor-trailer driver called 911 Emergency at about 4: 11 a.m.
“They obviously lost control on the ramp,” said Const. Tom EDGAR of Barrie Ontario Provincial Police, who also said there is no indication that alcohol was a factor.
Ontario Provincial Police say the Cavalier crashed through the guardrail -- taking out four of its posts but not the metal cables went down an embankment and slid into a stand of trees.
One was broken off and only a stump remained, while some smaller trees were splintered or sheared off by the vehicle.
Police say three of the four, and possibly all of the car's occupants, were not wearing seat-belts.
“They (the ones not wearing seat-belts) were ejected before the car hit the trees. All of the occupants were (found) on this side of the road,” said Const. EDGAR, gesturing toward the crash site. “One was on the bank, the other two between here and the bush.&rdquo
Markings made by investigators at the scene indicate the Cavalier was in the ramp's left-hand lane, crossed over to the right and then went through the guardrail.
The car is a write-off. Its front window peeled back, its roof and sides crushed. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to remove one of the doors.
Highway 400's southbound extension was closed for the Ontario Provincial Police investigation at 4: 30 a.m. and re-opened at 11: 30 a.m. Motorists were rerouted to Forbes Road and onto Highway Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call Ontario Provincial Police at 726-6484 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Mounting Death Toll
• George LABBE, 67, of Huntsville died the morning of August 9 after his Jeep Cherokee collided with a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by April SOBISCH, 31, of Alliston. LABBE was travelling south in the northbound lanes of Highway 400 in Barrie. SOBISCH is recovering in a Toronto hospital. Her infant son, Owen, wasn't injured. Ontario Provincial Police are investigating.
• Melissa GOMEZ, 21, of Toronto died last Friday evening in hospital after the GMC Envoy she was a passenger in rolled as it entered the southbound lanes of Highway 400, just south of Highway 89, and was struck by another vehicle.
Ontario Provincial Police say none of the Envoy's four occupants, including GOMEZ, were wearing seat-belts.

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GMC o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-08-26 published
Centre Line Road crash leaves 2 dead
Speed, alcohol and lack of seatbelts all factors police say
By Michael GENNINGS, The Connection, Page 1
Two people who died in a two vehicle crash in Clearview Township early Wednesday morning weren't wearing their seatbelts.
Huronia West Ontario Provincial Police said the crash, which took place around 1: 40 a.m., involved a truck and car on Centre Line Road, just north of County Rd. 9.
Investigators said a 2002 Ford pickup, heading south, sideswiped a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier that was northbound.
The truck subsequently rolled and its three passengers were ejected. None of them were wearing seatbelts, police said, adding they suspect speed and alcohol were factors in the incident.
The driver of the Ford, Kelly PERKIN, 27, of Stayner, was pronounced dead at the scene and two other occupants were transported by ambulance to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
Daniel HOULE, 23, of Stroud, died at G&M. HOULE is a former resident of Stayner. Mary MILLIGAN, 25, of Wasaga Beach, was treated for what police are calling minor injuries and released.
The operator of the other vehicle, 39-year-old Jacob LALKENS of Stayner, was not injured in the crash, police said.
The investigation continues.
Both funerals are being held Saturday, for HOULE at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 315 Pine Street, Stayner; and for PERKIN at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Hwy. 26, Stayner. Visitations were set for 6-9 p.m. Friday at Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home.
Ontario Provincial Police Const. Mark KINNEY, in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon, said the mishap serves as a reminder about why people should buckle up.
"Studies have proven you are more safe if you are secured inside a vehicle and something happens," he said.
Last week's incident falls on the heels of a similar story that took place on August 12. Melissa GOMEZ, 21, of Toronto, died after the GMC Envoy she was a passenger in lost control on Highway 400, near Highway 89, and was struck by a Ford 500.
GOMEZ wasn't wearing a seatbelt at the time and later died at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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GMC o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-08-31 published
Centre Line Road crash leaves two people dead
Speed, alcohol and lack of seatbelts a factor
By Michael GENNINGS, Page 1
Two People who died in a two vehicle crash in Clearview Township early Wednesday morning weren't wearing their seatbelts.
Huronia West Ontario Provincial Police said the crash, which took place around 1: 40 a.m., involved a truck and car on Centre Line Road, just north of Cty. Rd. 9.
Investigators said a 2002 Ford pickup, heading south, sideswiped a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier that was northbound.
The truck subsequently rolled and its three passengers were ejected. None of them were wearing seatbelts, police said, adding they suspect speed and alcohol were factors in the incident.
The driver of the Ford, Kelly PERKIN, 27, of Stayner, was pronounced dead at the scene and two other occupants were transported by ambulance to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
Daniel HOULE, 23, of Stroud, died at G&M. HOULE is a former resident of Stayner.
Mary MILLIGAN, 25, of Wasaga Beach, was treated for what police are calling minor injuries and released.
The operator of the other vehicle, 39-year-old Jacob LALKENS of Stayner, was not injured in the crash, police said.
The investigation continues.
Funeral services for HOULE and PERKIN took place Saturday in Stayner. A funeral for HOULE was held at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church and a service for PERKIN took place at 1 p.m. at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home.
Ontario Provincial Police Const. Mark KINNEY, in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon, said the mishap serves as a reminder about why people should buckle up.
safe if you are secured inside a vehicle and something happens," he said.
Last week's incident falls on the heels of a similar story that took place on August 12. Melissa GOMEZ, 21, of Toronto, died after the GMC Envoy she was a passenger in lost control on Hwy. 400, near Hwy. 89, and was struck by a Ford 500.
GOMEZ wasn't wearing a seatbelt at the time and later died at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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GMC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-23 published
Slaying victim linked to bikers
By Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporter
A tow-truck driver who a source says had biker connections was beaten to death with a baseball bat in a botched robbery after he was called to a remote parking lot in East York early yesterday morning.
"It is certainly looking like he was lured," said Det. Sgt. Randy CARTER of the homicide squad. "They were called to that area on the pretence of a tow-truck call for service."
But there was no broken-down vehicle when driver Gordon BEST, 51, and his friend arrived just before 1 a.m. at the parking lot on Haldon Ave. at an entrance to Taylor Creek Park in the Cosburn and Woodbine Aves. area.
Instead two men in their mid-30s met BEST and his friend who drove to the area in an Associates Towing truck. The suspects attempted to rob BEST, beat him and then fled in a black truck, possibly a GMC Jimmy.
"I don't have an exact sequence of events just yet," CARTER said. BEST's friend was not assaulted and has given details to police.
A source said BEST was known to deal drugs and had ties to biker gangs. CARTER said police are continuing to investigate and have not ruled out the possibility that drugs were a factor.
When emergency crews arrived, BEST was alive but badly beaten. He was taken to St. Michael's Hospital where he died around 7 a.m.
An autopsy is scheduled for today. BEST is Toronto's 70th homicide victim this year.
Police are looking for the suspects. Associates Towing could not be reached for comment.
Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide squad at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477, or online at http: //www.222tips.com.

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