On August 11, a 38-year-old Bonnechere Valley resident and military spouse lost her life in a single-vehicle crash in Bonnechere Valley Township.
An 11-year-old with minor injuries and a six-year-old passenger with serious injuries were both transported to the hospital by Renfrew County Paramedics.
The tragic accident has left the small community in shock and grief. Jasmyn Goulet O’Brien, the driver of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Helping Fellow Soldier
Rob Vincent and Travis Hackworth have organized a fundraiser on behalf of Ryan O’Brien, husband of Jasmyn, to help their fellow soldier.
According to CTV News Ottawa, Ontario Provincial Police responded to the crash on Foymount Road, near Opeongo Road, around 4 p.m.
“The driver of the pick-up truck was travelling eastbound on Foymount Road and lost control, resulting in a rollover collision,” a Pembroke Today article informed.
Vincent’s GoFundMe campaign will put money towards helping Ryan pay for funeral arrangements and anything he needs to support his children.
Unfortunate & Heartbreaking
“It’s very unfortunate and heartbreaking that his wife passed away in this accident,” said Vincent, “She leaves behind her husband Ryan and their children, one of which was seriously injured and airlifted to hospital. She is doing okay, and the other two that were in the vehicle had minor injuries.”
Vincent’s goal was to raise $10,000, with all proceeds going to the O’Brien family.
“Ryan is the beneficiary of the GoFundMe page and has direct access to the funds. Thank you all so much for your continued support,” Vincent wrote.
The campaign has surpassed its goal with $29,255 raised from 249 donors and continues to grow.
Information Surrounding Collision
Anyone with information surrounding the collision is asked to contact the Killaloe OPP Detachment at 613-757-2600 or Crime Stoppers.
To contribute to the GoFundMe campaign or learn more about the page, visit here.