Yesterday I took my boys to my parents' place for the evening while Wayne and I attended our church Christmas banquet. Upon my arrival, my mom shared some shattering news with me that has affected many families in my small hometown. A mom and six teenage boys were travelling to a basketball game after school and were involved in a horrific accident. The following are articles retrieved from a local news website. You can read the details for yourself, but I am requesting your prayers for these families, as well as the residents of my hometown. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this huge loss.
After hearing the news, I'm holding my own boys just a little bit closer and a little bit tighter.
Terrible Accident Near Osler
A tragic accident involving several area teens has left one family grieving this holiday season.
Around 4:30 yesterday afternoon, a van was crossing Highway 11 at the entrance to Osler when it was hit by a southbound 3 ton truck.
There were 7 people in the van, all from Borden including a 42 year woman and 6 young male passengers. Two of the passengers were thrown from the van and one of them, a 15 year old, died at the scene.
Two 15 year olds, two 17 year olds and a 16 year old have been taken to hospital. The driver of the truck was not hurt.
Second Teenager Dies After Osler Crash
The four remaining teenagers who were in a van that was struck by a three ton truck near Osler on Thursday are recovering.
One of the teenagers is said to be in a medically induced coma to help in his recovery.
In the meantime, Borden is mourning the loss of two other teenagers.
16-year-old G.S. passed away while in a Saskatoon hospital on Friday.
15-year-old S.S. died on scene.
Written by Evan Wright - 600 Action News-Local First