OPP identify two teens who died after crash into Leamington ditch
The obituary has been posted for Nicholas 'Nicky' Wiebe. (Courtesy wheatleyfuneralhome.ca)
Essex County OPP have identified two teenagers who died after their vehicle crashed into a water-filled ditch in Leamington.
Officers were called to the crash at the intersection of Mersea Road 1 and Mersea Road 19 around 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Police say Nicholas Wiebe, 15, of Leamington, and Henry Reimer, 13, of Wheatley, died in hospital after their vehicle left the roadway and entered a ditch.
Funeral arrangements for Wiebe have been posted by Denning’s Wheatley Funeral Home. Visitation will be at Denning's at 17 Little St. South in Wheatley on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at New Reinland Mennonite Church at 1330 Mersea Road 6 on Friday at 2 p.m.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Reimer’s family.
Reimer was brought to a Detroit Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The post says the swelling in his brain had been so bad, the doctors performed brain surgery and removed a bone in his head.
“On Tuesday at 5:33 p.m., the family experienced the worst day of their life and lost a son and a brother,” said the post by Tina Wall.
She says the money will go towards time off of work so they can grieve properly, and without worry. “Henry has six other siblings that his parents need to care for, with the support of the community,” says Wall.
A 17 year-old youth remains in hospital and a 14 year-old youth was not injured.
Police are still appealing to witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.catchcrooks.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.