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The sole fatality was 33-year-old Jack Moon, from Kingston. He, his pregnant partner, their three young children and Moon’s mother had been left homeless by a house fire not two weeks earlier, and he was driving back to Kingston from Ottawa after a fruitless attempt to replace his destroyed passport so his family could travel to Disneyland over the Christmas holidays.
The Moon family’s back-to-back tragedies pulled at the public’s heartstrings and generated a massive outpouring of support. A GoFundMe campaign for his family, now closed, raised more than $300,000.
According to the release, members of the Leeds County detachment of OPP were helped in the investigation by OPP technical collision investigators, a collision reconstructionist, the highway safety division and the crime unit.
With files from Blair Crawford