Family of people killed in wreck near Cornwall search for answers

Family of people killed in wreck near Cornwall search for answers
SD&G OPP blotter update.

CORNWALL, Ontario – The family of individuals who were killed in a car wreck near Cornwall on the weekend are looking to those who may have comforted their loved ones at the scene of the accident.

Lindsay Lapaquette’s mother and uncle were killed on the weekend when the 2006 Chevy HHR they were travelling in veered off the roadway, hit a median and ended up on its side near the Moulinette Road exit in South Stormont.

Lapaquette reached out on social media Monday for answers.

“Our family would like to track down some of the bystanders who so kindly stopped to help my mom, got her out of the car and took care of her until emergency services could arrive,” she said on Facebook. “We are so grateful that she was not alone. If you could please share this status, with hopes that we will be able to track someone down. Please message Lindsay Lapaquette if you were on the scene.”

In an interview later Lapaquette said the floodgates were opened.

“The response is already overwhelming,” she said. “Both with respect to the people who were at the scene, and from my mom and uncle’s communities. It’s hard to keep up with it all.”

Lynda Baynton, of Bradford, Ont. died Sunday after being airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries the day before.

Passenger Robert Smart, a 61-year-old Etobicoke man, died at the scene.

The family has been rocked by the deaths.

“(They) were driving out to visit us in Montreal, for my daughter’s third birthday,” said Lapaquette. “It just seems surreal.

“(We’re) just trying to put together the pieces.”

Lapaquette can be reached via Facebook here.

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