Police release names of victims after car crashes into New Brunswick river

The Canadian Press

TRACADIE-SHEILA, N.B. - RCMP in northern New Brunswick have released the names of four young people who were killed Saturday after their car crashed into an icy river.

Police say 17-year-old Marie-Hélène Gauvin of Pointe Canot, 18-year-old Tommy Losier and 19-year-old Brian Basque, both of Ste-Rose, and 20-year-old Alexandre McGraw of Losier Settlement died in the crash.

The Mounties say the vehicle lost control around 1 a.m. while driving on Route 370 near Tracadie-Sheila, about 70 kilometres northeast of Miramichi.

Police say the vehicle lost control on a dirt road in a remote area while trying to go uphill and slipped off the road and into the Tracadie River.

Police recovered the submerged vehicle shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday and all four bodies were discovered inside.

They say road conditions were slippery at the time of the crash.