Third teen dies after crash into water-filled ditch in Leamington
Kathy Banman has been identified by the OPP as a victim in a crash in Leamington on June 16, 2019. ( photo courtesy of Wheatley Funeral Home )
Essex County OPP say a third teenager has died after a crash into a water-filled ditch.
Emergency crews were called to the crash at the intersection of Mersea Road 1 and Mersea Road 19 around 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 16.
Police confirm the driver, 17-year-old Kathy Banman, is the latest victim in the crash.
A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Denning's of Wheatley Funeral Home.
A funeral service for Banman will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the New Reinland Mennonite Church in Wheatley.
Two other teens in the vehicle also died.
Nicholas Wiebe, 15, of Leamington, and Henry Reimer, 13, of Wheatley, died in hospital after their vehicle left the roadway and entered the ditch of water.
One teen survived, after managing to free himself.
The others were trapped in the vehicle until emergency crews arrived.
There are GoFundMe pages for both the Wiebe and Reimer families.
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.