Victims of deadly car crash identified
Published Sunday, September 23, 2012 11:27AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, September 24, 2012 6:37PM EDT
A deadly crash in Alexandria, Ont. Sunday morning has left two young children without a mother.
26-year-old Jasmine Morris was killed when a 2006 Cadillac she was in went off the road on McCormick Road near Highway 34 and smashed into a tree.
21-year-old Colin Joseph Geddis was also pronounced dead at the scene. Both victims were from Alexandria.
Ontario Provincial Police say both victims were passengers in the vehicle driven by 25-year-old Kevin Menard. He was airlifted to Ottawa Civic Hospital with serious injuries.
Menard has been charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.
Jasmine Morris worked at the Georgian House Restaurant and Spa in Alexandria.
“She was an extremely pleasant and cheery person, and always ready for a smile in any circumstance, and particularly with our clients,” said her boss Heinz Kaswurm.
Morris had two young children, Kylie and Scott.
Her Facebook page was filled with messages including one friend who posted "you were an amazing person with a beautiful smile."
Some neighbours say many drivers speed down the same stretch of road where the crash happened.
“There was a tire I noticed near my mail box about 150 to 200 feet from the accident,” said Ronald Chisholm.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. But OPP say speed is definitely something they will be looking into.
"When you see a vehicle that sustained that much damage, it probably wasn't going 30, 40 kilometres per hour down that road,” said OPP constable Pete Robertson.
Anyone with information is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
With a report from CTV Ottawa's Katie Griffin and Norman Fetterley.
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