'Empty feeling': Family devastated after 23-year-old killed in crash
Published Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:55AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, December 24, 2015 2:34PM EST
The mother of a 23-year-old man who was killed in a fiery crash on the Queen Elizabeth Way said her son was a “good boy” who was very active in sports.
Timothy Boissiere died Tuesday when the SUV he was riding in was involved in a fiery collision with two transport trucks in the eastbound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way near Trafalgar Road.
The crash occurred at approximately 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday. Provincial police said four vehicles were involved in the crash, including a transport truck and flatbed truck.
OPP said a car and the transport truck collided, then an SUV and the flatbed truck struck the rear of the transport. A spark set fire to a quantity of diesel fuel that spilled during the crash. The vehicles were “unrecognizable” after the accident, OPP said.
Boissiere, who turned 23 this month, was on his way to play hockey with a friend when the crash occurred. The young man was also a devoted MMA fighter.
On Thursday, his mother, Charmaine Boissiere, spoke out, saying his family – including Timothy’s father and two sisters -- is struggling with the devastating loss.
“The dad is not good at all,” Charmaine said. “Tim was very, very close with his dad.”
Charmaine said she learned about her son’s death when officers came to her door.
“You just have an empty feeling all of a sudden,” Charmaine said. “It’s really hard to explain.”
The identity of the other man who was killed in the crash has not been made public, but police have said that his family has been notified.
Following the crash, it took crews 18 hours to re-open the roadway because the fire had caused damage to the surface of the road.