Five boys in their early twenties were killed after a high speed rollover accident early Sunday morning in Ontario.
According to officials from the Ontario Fire Department, the accident took place at around 1:40 a.m. on Haven Avenue just south of Creekside Drive, where police say a Nissan sedan drove through a red light, lost control, flipped, and came to a stop in the backyard of a nearby home.
Four passengers inside the vehicle were immediately killed in the crash, and a fifth who was ejected from the vehicle was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was also pronounced dead a short time later. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and no one from the home was hurt where the car ended its journey.
The entirety of the Nissan sedan was destroyed in the accident. Aside from the two tires that were still attached to the vehicle, it was almost completely unrecognizable as a car.
The driver has been identified as 21 year old Jonathan Watson. The other passengers were Marquell Bogan, 23, JaJuan Bennett, 23, Ervin McKinness, 21, and Dylan George, 20.
An investigation into the accident has revealed that both alcohol and high speeds were responsible for the accident.
The father of one of the victims, Wendell Bennett, is determined to take action and raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving.
“From this point on, I would like to be an advocate, put myself in a position to speak out against drinking and driving, he said. “I’m very sad, not only for JaJuan, but for his other friends that were in the car.”
Friends and family of the victims will be holding a car wash fundraiser on September 5th through the 8th at Archibald’s Restaurant on 2685 East Riverside Drive.
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