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Canada Family of man killed in Calgary Trail crash 'extremely heartbroken', launches fundraiser to help with funeral costs

22:07  04 july  2020
22:07  04 july  2020 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

1 driver killed, another injured in north Calgary crashes

  1 driver killed, another injured in north Calgary crashes Calgary police say one driver was killed and another was seriously injured in two collisions that happened within an hour of each other on Thursday. According to police, the first crash happened just after 1 a.m. along westbound Country Hills Boulevard Northwest at Stoney Trail Northwest. Emergency crews arrived to find a vehicle that had caught on fire after slamming into a concrete barrier, trapping the driver inside. Police said the driver was extricated from the vehicle but suffered severe injuries and died at the scene. The age and gender of the victim aren’t known. About an hour later, at 2 a.m.

a group of people sitting on a bench: An Audi crashed into a Starbucks cafe on Calgary Trail near 53 Ave. killing three occupants on July 3, 2020. © Shaughn Butts An Audi crashed into a Starbucks cafe on Calgary Trail near 53 Ave. killing three occupants on July 3, 2020.

The family of a man killed in a single-vehicle crash along Calgary Trail Friday morning has launched an online fundraiser to cover funeral costs.

Edmonton police responded to a call of a crash north of 55 Avenue just after 2 a.m. when they found two women in their early 20s and a 32-year-old man dead inside of an Audi RS5 sedan. Faisa Yousef, on her Gofundme page, said the man in the vehicle was her brother Faisal Yousef.

“His death was sudden and unexpected,” she said in the post. “My family and I are extremely heartbroken and saddened by his passing. We are seeking expenses to cover his funeral costs. Any help would be greatly appreciated by me and my family.”

Driver charged after crash that killed woman and three daughters in Brampton

  Driver charged after crash that killed woman and three daughters in Brampton The driver at the centre of a horrific crash that left a mother and her three young daughters dead in Brampton last week is now facing multiple charges. Brady Robertson, 20, has been charged with four counts of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death, the Ministry of the Attorney General confirmed to CBC News on Thursday. He is set to appear in court next on July 23. Karolina Ciasullo, 37, and her children Klara, 6, Lilianna, 4, and Mila, 1, were killed in the collision last week after their Volkswagen Atlas SUV was struck by another vehicle. A funeral is planned for 1 p.m. today at the St. Eugene de Mazenod church in Brampton.

As of Saturday morning, the page had raised more than $7,600 of its $10,000 goal and shared more than 280 times.

Police said following the crash, which caused excessive damage to both the car and the Starbucks building it crashed into, the driver fled on foot. Police believe excessive speed was involved.

Hours later, police took the 25-year-old man into custody at his home in southwest Edmonton. He was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Charges are still pending against Oscar Benjumea of Ontario.

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'Divine event:' Surgeon who helped man after hike operates on him days later .
CALGARY — A Saskatchewan man who had a heart attack after a hike in the Rocky Mountains says it was divine intervention that the same cardiac surgeon who helped resuscitate him near the trail would operate on him days later. Darrell Parker, his wife, Shirley, and their son and daughter-in-law were hiking on June 20 at Grassi Lakes, a popular trail near Canmore, Alta. Dr. Corey Adams and his family, who had recently moved to Calgary from St. John's, N.L., were enjoying their first hike in the Rockies in that day along with some friends. "I don't have a lot of recollection of that day itself," Parker, 60, said Monday while recovering at home in Paradise Hill, Sask.

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