Crash victims’ names released


The Chatham-Kent police have released the names of the victims in Sunday’s fatal crash in Wallaceburg.

Victoria Baertsoen, 24, Matthew Cousins, 24, and Shae-Lynn Bachus, 23, perished in the accident.

As previously reported, on Sunday night, just before 10 p.m., a car containing five people and a fuel truck collided on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg at the intersection of Wallace Street.

Police report Selena Bushey, 22, and Mackenzie Vandroffelaar, 25, were the other occupants in the car involved in the crash. Vandroffelaar is in serious condition in London hospital, while Bushey is in hospital in Chatham-Kent.

The Traffic Management Unit continues to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Josh Flikweert at or 519-355-1092.


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