Family and friends of the two young victims of Monday afternoon’s vehicle crash have flooded their social media accounts with news of the tragedy.
The victims were Cody Kehler and his girlfriend Chantal MacLean when they lost control at a curve on Highway 10 between Highway 91 and 120th Street in Delta. The vehicle was traveling on the westbound direction and crossed into the eastbound lanes, leading to a five-vehicle accident.
Both 17-year-old victims were on their way to the Kehler family’s Thanksgiving dinner.
“It is with a broken heart I share this news,” wrote Shakeira MacLean on her Facebook. “Last night, my beautiful little sister, Chantal, passed away in a car accident. I can’t cry enough tears to make it better. It doesn’t feel real.”
“They both passed away instantly because of the impact of the crash and we were told there was no suffering. I don’t know what to say other than this feels so unfair. My heart aches.”
The teenagers were well known students at Clayton Heights Secondary and would have finished their last year of high school in June.
They also shared an affinity for rugby: MacLean played for her high school team while Kehler competed for the BC Happy Water U17 provincial squad, which won nationals this past summer. Their coaches issued the following statements upon news of their passing:
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