Update (Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 at 4:45 p.m.): On the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), with permission of the family, released the identity of the youth who died in this collision. Scott Legg, 16, a student at Frontenac Secondary School, succumbed to the injuries sustained in the accident.
Kingston Police have clarified that there were nine youths involved in the collision, including the deceased. One of the youths is a female. While police were unable to provide an update on the injuries sustained by the youths, they did say that all injuries sustained by the eight youths were non-life-threatening in nature. The investigation remains ongoing. Kingston Police released the following statement:
“On the 21st day of October 2020 at approximately 9:45 p.m., there was a fatal motor vehicle collision on Bayridge Drive between Roosevelt Drive and Acadia Drive. There is an ongoing police investigation. Kingston Police are appealing to the public for witnesses and residential video from Bayridge Drive south of Taylor Kidd Boulevard to the accident scene.”
Police indicated that the motor vehicles involved were a red car and a dark coloured SUV. Any witnesses can contact D/Cst. David Wein at 613-549-4660 ext 6198 or [email protected].
Tips can also be made anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and requesting to remain anonymous.
On the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, shortly before 10 p.m., Kingston Fire and Rescue, Kingston Police, Frontenac Paramedics and Lanark Paramedics responded to a serious two vehicle collision on Bayridge Drive, near Roosevelt and Acadia Drive.
The two vehicles, with a combined nine young occupants, careened off the roadway at a high rate of speed, with one vehicle striking a light pole and shearing it off its base. Both vehicles went through the fence on the west side of the road and struck trees in the bush.
Kingston Fire & Rescue has confirmed one fatality and injuries of various degrees to at least eight additional victims. The roadway remained closed until approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Kingston Police continues its investigation.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.