Tragic Double Loss: Son’s Fatal Crash Follows Grandfather’s Demise

death – Obituary News : A devastating tragedy has struck a London family, as they mourn the loss of their son just six days after the death of their grandfather. Nathan Lee, a student at Mother Teresa Catholic secondary school, was one of two 17-year-olds who tragically lost their lives in a two-vehicle crash over the weekend at an intersection north of London. The couple who live near the intersection have expressed their concerns about safety in the area for years.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Ilderton Road and Wonderland Road North in Middlesex Centre on Saturday around 9:30 p.m. Lee was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with a pickup truck. The 17-year-old driver of the passenger vehicle later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. The driver of the pickup truck was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to Middlesex OPP.

While the police have not officially identified the victims, multiple social media sources have confirmed that Nathan Lee was killed in the crash. The Lee family had postponed the visitation for Nathan’s grandfather, Walter McManus, due to the tragic circumstances. Walter McManus passed away on August 14, and his visitation was originally scheduled for Sunday, as stated in his obituary. Nathan Lee is survived by his parents, Todd and Bessie Lee, and his brother Nick. A GoFundMe account has been set up to cover the costs of the teenager’s funeral, which has already raised over $16,000.

Friends and family have expressed their profound sadness at the loss of Nathan Lee. One family friend took to social media to express their condolences, stating that losing a child is the worst possible scenario and that they are incredibly saddened by the tragedy.

This crash is the latest in a series of accidents in the London area that have claimed the lives of young individuals. In early August, a 16-year-old boy from Mount Pleasant and an 18-year-old girl from Brantford died in a crash southeast of Woodstock. In May, two women aged 23 and 24, as well as a 24-year-old man, died in a collision between a tanker truck and a vehicle in Wallaceburg. Additionally, two 17-year-old girls lost their lives in a single-vehicle crash between Komoka and Strathroy in December.

The investigation into Saturday’s crash is still ongoing, and Middlesex OPP is urging anyone with information or dash cam footage to come forward. Meanwhile, Beverly and Beverley Hughes, longtime residents at the intersection of Ilderton and Wonderland roads, have voiced their concerns about the intersection’s safety. They claim that there have been frequent accidents due to high traffic and drivers failing to obey the two-way stop on Wonderland. The installation of traffic lights was supposed to take place last year but was delayed due to the pandemic.

The Hugheses noted that crews have recently been preparing for the installation of traffic lights, with pylons placed at each corner. They hope that these measures will help prevent further accidents and keep the community safe.

This tragic event serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for continued efforts to improve infrastructure and raise awareness about responsible driving. The London community and beyond mourn the loss of Nathan Lee and extend their deepest sympathies to his family and friends during this incredibly difficult time..