Death in 401 pileup near Brockville compounds Kingston family’s tragedy

Jack Moon and Krystiannah Summers.

The death of a man in a vehicle pileup on Highway 401 near Brockville has compounded the tragedy already experienced by a Kingston family this month.

The OPP continues to investigate the pileup which occurred in the westbound lanes of the 401 east of the City of Brockville on the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. According to the OPP, a total of seven collisions were being investigated in an area that stretched almost six kilometers in length. A total of 25 commercial motor vehicles and 22 passenger vehicles were damaged as a result. Hundreds more were stuck in the traffic jam that resulted.

OPP have now confirmed that Jack Moon, a resident of Kingston, passed away in the crash. Moon was the lone driver and occupant of the vehicle. He was 33 years old.

In early December, Moon and his family were displaced from their home after it was completely destroyed in a fire. The family, which included Moon, his expecting wife, three young children and Moon’s mother, had just recently moved into their new home after the Kingston community rallied in support after the fire, and were still in the process of trying to rebuild their life. The family also lost one of their dogs after the fire.

At the time of the crash, Moon had been travelling back to Kingston after a brief, early morning trip to Ottawa to obtain replacement passports for his family. As a way to reduce the emotional turmoil they had been experiencing in the aftermath of the devastating fire, Moon had been planning to take his children on a family trip over the Christmas holidays.

Moon leaves behind his wife, Krystiannah Summers, who is expecting a child in April, and the couple’s three young children.

A GoFundMe page, originally set up to assist the family after the fire, remains open to anyone wishing to assist the family.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Leeds OPP at 613 345 1790 or 1-888-310-1122.

75 thoughts on “Death in 401 pileup near Brockville compounds Kingston family’s tragedy

  • My heart goes out to the family, I had the pleasure of meeting Jack what a wonderful man. R.I.P. young man.
    Cathy Martin-Kelly

  • Prayers for your family I have never used go fund me so I hope it worked my heart is broken for your family. So sorry for this deep loss.

    • Ho fund me takes a % I’d rather send directly to family or if they have a bank account sep via e transfer.
      Always near hoildays ?

      • Just trust the Go Fund Me site. Great things happen through them! It is the simplest, most secure way to distribute donations raised. My friend received funding after a horrific crash that has left him in a long term care facility for life and in an automated wheelchair. The people who dissed Go Fund Me caused a lot of people to withdraw their donations. A lot of work goes into setting up these pages and getting the stories out to the public. So what if they get $32 on $1,000?

  • OMG so sorry for your loss, our deepest condolences to you and your family at this very sad time. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.?

  • I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  • My heart breaks for all of you. ,My deepest condolences.

  • Thank you so much for wonderful thoughts I am mom of krystiannah and am devastated.

    • Such a tragic loss, my deepest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.My heart aches for you all xoxo ?

    • Such a tragic loss, my deepest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.My heart aches for you all xoxo

    • God Bless All of you Randy Baldelli Sudbury Ontario

    • Hello Petrina, my name is Jan Gallinger and I am so sorry for your families loss.
      I cant imagine what everyone is going through?? Please, if there is anything I can do to help?
      ? I hope you dont think me bold, but I am a Professional Nanny and would be able to offer my help at this crucial time .?
      My # is 613-539-9851

      Jan Gallinger

    • Hello Petrina, Krystiannah Summers and family, I am reposting as my first reply might have been missunderstood.
      I am so sorry for your families loss and I wanted to volunteer my help as Professional Nanny and believe I could be of some help in this tragic loss.

      Jan Gallinger

    • God Bless this family, Hope they are all hugging each other tightly – they deserve all the love and support they can get. Everyone will be thinking of them over the holidays.

    • . I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in prayer.

  • I’m absolutely stunned by this news. Jack was one of my regular bus drivers for quite some time, a year or two ago, and he made the ride in to work such fun. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this terrible, terrible time.

  • Just when you think your life is going bad you read something like this and realize you’re not as bad off as other people. My heart goes out to this family so much tragedy and such short time. Maybe find peace and love within them to carry on

  • This is so tragic… my condolences to the family of this young man. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family on such a sad time.

  • My heart breaks for this family. There is nothing I can say to ease your pain…but as a community we are here for you and your children and offer all of our love and kindness to you.

  • So incredibly sad. My thoughts are with his family during this time.

  • I am so very sorry for your terrible loss. My heart is broken for you. I will try and send something through Go Fund Me. I will remember you and your family in my prayers ?

  • I never thought that my heart could hurt so much for a family that I don’t even know. I hope that the family has lots of support as they try to find their way. So horrible.

  • That’s more than anyone should have to bear!
    Prayers are with you.


  • This leaves me in tears. This time of year can be a challenge for many people, but this year my thoughts will be with this young family especially.

  • I had to read this twice. Could not believe my eyes! Why? Lord Jesus why? I shamefully admit a moment of wavering in my faith. Sincerest condolences to this family.

  • Very sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you’re going through. May God give you strength at this horrific time.???

  • So sincerely sorry for your profound loss of this husband, dad, son and so much more. May your faith see you through.

  • My deepest condolences to the family for your great loss. I make very frequent trips to Queens university and find commercial truck drives speeding and distracted on cellphone all the time, I have had close calls due to that. OPP and the justice system should come down heavily on those kind of truckers. (and a few rash passenger vehicle drivers too. ). These are the people who district families. God bless you .

  • My heart goes out to you and your family I’m soo sorry can’t help but cry for you guys I wish I could help in some way sending my condolences lots of hugs I couldn’t even fathom the thoughts lots of love

  • This is devastating and more than one family could indure ! If any family deserves a lift this family does, spiritually but also how to go on the vacation he planned for them ! Wish they could be one of the recipients of the Christmas Giveaways from Ellen Degeneres show just to lift them **spiritually and mentally **

    • Yes, please reach out to Ellen.
      Also, I can offer my “healing services” at no cost as I am a Reiki Master and intuitive holistic healer.

  • The Oakley and Ley families are heartbroken for your loss being felt from Ontario to Cape Breton. May God wrap his arms around you in this tragic time.
    Raylene Oakley

    • And on to Newfoundland. I cannot imagine the heartache. I know what it is to lose my home to fire but the grief of losing a husband and father is beyond imagining. My condolences and with this young family. I’ll be praying for strength and God’s guidance.

  • I am so sorry for the tragedies this poor family is going through. God give them strength?? My family will keep everyone in our prayers from across the River. ?????

  • Enough isn’t a word anymore.How can so much tragic happen to one family,If God has a plan in all this,it’s one I’ll never figure out.No,l don’t know the family,but doesn’t matter.A Freind of his is a Freind of ours.

  • Such a heart wrenching and tragic chain of events. My thoughts and prayers to this family.

  • I’m sure transport drivers are to blame for this and many accidents. They drive recklessly, and aggressive.
    I was stuck driving home in a storm and the highway was reduced to a single lane that was cleared. I tried to drive safely at a safe spead. A transport flashes hose lights to say move over onto the slippery snowy lane. He did not slow at all, and would had ran us if we did not move.
    After moving over onto the snow lane we nearly had an accident trying to avoid the transport truck and driving along the lane.

    • This is no place for comments about accidents/transport drivers. It’s not about you…. have some decency and keep your comments to yourself,,,,

      • This is exactly the place to bring attention to the actual cause of such terrible tragedy. We can shed tears, cry, say our prayers, and pledge to do something to help this poor family- while also being aware and cognizant of how this happens! None of us whant this to happen to any other, enough is enough, we are all feeling this way! OPP are investigating, and so they should be. People are being genuinely kind and caring during this heartbreaking story – why tell someone to shut up about it? I’m sorry, I just don’t understand.

        • Enough is enough- meaning these kinds of dangerous accidents on the 401!

      • Rose, I agree with you 100%. This is NOT the place to trash transport drivers etc. Bottom line a really nice hard working young man lost his life and his family and friends are in shock and devistated. My condolences to his family.

    • Sometimes drivers cut in front of these transport trucks and my God they can’t stop on a dime. I have witnessed that a couple of times. This is such a heartbreaking tragedy and my deepest condolences to all the family and loved ones.

  • Just awful. No words is right. We all are with you in any way we can.

  • My heart breaks for this family for their recent tragic events! I pray one day they may see the light again!

  • Mark this is NOT the place or time to use YOUR experience on the roads its NOT about YOU.

  • So very sorry for all of the tragedy all of you have had to endure. Unimaginable!! Please, God, wrap your arms around this family and keep them safe. Comfort and strengthen them. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

  • NO, NO it can’t happen to this family. no words. Know all of Kingston and surrounding area is heart broken and have you in our thoughts.

  • I am so so sorry for your lose. My prayer are with you. I miss seeing you at work as well. Love Jean

  • My heart is breaking for all of this family. The losses you have endured are so unfair. Please be strong as you can for your children and yourself and I hope your memories will comfort you. I plan to visit your Go Fund Me. Page because that is what Christmas is about. Helping others when they most need it but do not expect it. ?

  • Such a tragedy for this family to be goin through not just this time of year but having a child on the way and children at home and trying to rebuild after a fire.I cant even imagine This is heartbreaking and makes me saddened RIP young man I’m sure he will be watchin over his family Condolences to the family My husband was driving transport from Cornwall to Missauga and just passed before this tragedy occurred

  • I’m so Saddened to hear this tragedy, Plz accept our Humble Sincerest Condolences !! U r all in our Prayers, May God comfort and bring Peace into ur home. We don’t always know why these things happen but remember we r in a battle if Good vs Evil and we need to Pray for Gods protection all the time! May Gods surround u all w/ his Love & Protection . Amen ??

  • There are no words that describe the compassion and sadness I feel when reading about this tragic loss. May you somehow find strength and be comforted and find peace during this devastating time and may God walk with you on this difficult journey.

  • So sorry for these tradgic events that you’ve had. May God give you strength. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.

  • My heart is breaking for the family, what an awful run of tragic events!! I hope their family and friends have all rallied round to help. His poor wife must be devastated, I so wish there was something I could do to ease her pain and the shock it must be to their little children. Could life be more unfair. My prayers may seem fruitless, but I’m asking God to intervene in some way. This has been on my mind since it happened. Praying God will rest your heart and those of your precious children. We WILL be reunited with our loved ones, one day!!

  • There are no words that can express my sympathy for the family and friends of the loss of their loved one. May you Rest In Peace Jack Moon.

  • I am so sorry. My heart is heavy and hurts for you all. Love and prayers to you, your children and family.

  • I am praying for you all…what a horrible tragedy to endure right before Christmas….We are all here for you, pulling for you and so many are donating as we would hope for the same thing if any of us suffered this….
    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18)

  • This is so sad and awful, My heart breaks for the family. There are no words.

  • The unimaginable has happened to your family.
    There are no words that I can say that you will already said.
    I will not talk about myself other than to say. Live one day at a time. It’s ok to be angry, it’s ok to yell or kick or throw something.
    But your faith in the end is what will help.
    I pray you and baby will have a great child birth.
    Always tell your children about their Dad keep him alive in their little minds so they will remember what a good man he was. Prayers, Prayers and more Prayers. Blessings to you all ????

  • I was saddened to hear of the news of Jack’s death. He was my regular bus driver about a year ago, and we always had a fun chat on the way to work. RIP

  • My Deepest condolences it’s not easy all I can offer is my thoughts n prayers.keep in your heart the good crazy funny memories.
    We never get over a lost but we lost but learn to cope.hugs to you all

  • To Jay’s wife, family and extended families. My Husband Howard Williams, myself Lori Osborne-Williams & our extended family have known Jay for many years and are sending our thoughts, prayers and condolences to you all in this time of loss. Our deepest sympathies to you all. R.I.P. Jay Moon ????

  • The Bible says..time and umforseem circumstances befall us all!

  • So sorry to hear about this, Eugene and Mary the Surveyor Island family is sending its sincere condolences. This is unbelievable, so sad. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.


  • Very very sad my heartfelt condolences to all families and friends. May god continue to bless his beautiful soul.

  • My heart is with all of you and may God be with you through this

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