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2 Barrie Teens Among 4 Dead In Ontario Crash

01/04/2012 12:23 EST | Updated 03/05/2012 05:12 EST
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Two teenagers from Barrie, Ont., are among the four victims of a deadly multi-vehicle crash near Parry Sound.

The crash occurred Tuesday afternoon on Highway 69 when a southbound Chevrolet Camaro lost control and crossed the centre line in Shawanaga Township under icy conditions, the Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release.

The Camaro was subsequently struck by two vehicles.

The driver, 18-year-old Jessica Chamberland, and her passenger, 17-year-old Alyssa McKeown, both died at the scene. Both were from Barrie.

The driver of a Honda Civic that struck the Camaro also died at the scene. Torry McIntyre-Courville, 18, was from Sudbury.

The OPP said another teen who was riding in the Civic died in hospital. Cole Howard, 19, was also from Sudbury.

OPP Staff-Sgt. Ron Campbell said police do not believe alcohol was a factor.

Autopsies are scheduled to take place Wednesday.

Two other teenagers who were riding in the Civic remain in hospital.

The driver of the third car was Sister Josie McKechnie. She survived the crash and went to the aid of the injured.

"I don't think anybody could have anticipated it," McKechnie told CBC News. "The northbound car in front of me had no opportunity to even brake, it was so quick."

"I think maybe what had happened was the snow had melted with the sunshine and then the southbound lane of that section of the highway was in shade with the trees and, I think, with the temperature, likely froze," she said.

"I think I was mostly in rescue mode," McKechnie said, "trying to keep the survivors warm."