Barrie reeling after 6 young adults killed in single-vehicle collision

Missing People Canada
2 min readAug 29, 2022

Flags have been lowered to half-mast after six young adults from Barrie, north of Toronto, were killed in a single-vehicle collision.

Barrie police discovered the crash scene Sunday at 2 a.m. near McKay Road and Veteran’s Drive, which is between County Road 27 and Highway 400. That stretch of road is currently an active construction site and the intersection in question has been closed since the spring, the city confirmed.

A makeshift memorial has started to form near the scene of the collision as grieving community members drop off flowers and other mementos.

The victims — four men and two women — are all in their early 20s, Jennett Mays, Barrie Police Services’ communications coordinator, told CTV News. They are believed to be the same group of people who had gone to a nearby casino together on Friday evening and were reported missing the following day after friends lost contact with them.

While Barrie police have not released the names of those who died, details about their identities are starting to emerge.

According to lacrosse coach and long-time sports announcer Jim Lowe, one of the young people killed is local player-turned-coach, Luke West.

Lowe remembered the 22 year old, who he had known since he was eight, as an incredible man and “a hell of a lacrosse player.”