An Ancaster, Ont. mother is mourning her 19-year-old son who died in a automotive crash in Brant County on Jan. 21.
Based on Ontario Provincial Police, the single-vehicle crash occurred on Cockshutt Highway simply earlier than 8 a.m.
Police mentioned a 2004 Honda struck a hydro pole and one particular person was pronounced useless on the scene.
Shawna Hainer mentioned she was devastated to seek out out it was her son Quinn.
She describes him as an incredible son and an ideal human being.
“He was very enthusiastic about life, and his household. He simply wished to maintain everybody,” mentioned Shawna.
His step-father mentioned Quinn was working and saving up cash to go to college.
“He had targets and ambitions and he had drive. He had all of it mapped out,” mentioned Jason Johnson.
Quinn’s household referred to as him a caring soul who at all times put others first.
“There are usually not many individuals like that in world. He simply made a distinction, in all places he went. Every thing he touched,” Jason mentioned.
On Thursday, on the scene of the crash, there was a memorial honouring Quinn.
A memorial to a 19-year-old sufferer of a Brant County crash is seen on Jan. 22, 2023. (Jeff Pickel/CTV Kitchener)
Cockshutt Highway is now eternally part of the Hainer household.
They wish to see some optimistic change and are hoping a cease signal might be put in on the intersection.
“I hope that they put a couple of cease indicators on that street so nobody else has to really feel this ache,” Shawna defined.
CTV Information reached out to Brant County officers who confirmed they not too long ago accomplished enhancements on Cockshutt Highway, together with including turning lanes at Burtch Highway. A pace examine can be deliberate for later this 12 months.
“I would like the individuals on that street to be heard lastly, that there are not any extra accidents or deaths on that street,” Shawna mentioned.
Regardless of the grief, Shawna mentioned she finds solace in figuring out her final phrases to her son have been “I really like you” and she or he’s encouraging others to inform the individuals they care about the identical factor.
“Simply at all times say I really like you. Maintain them and squeeze them tight and say you’re keen on them,” Shawna mentioned.