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Ontario Father Whose 3 Children Were Killed By Drunk Driver In 2015 Dies By Suicide

Ontario Father Whose 3 Children Were Killed By Drunk Driver In 2015 Dies By Suicide
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The heart-wrenching story of a family whose three children and their grandfather were killed by a drunk driver in 2015 took an even more tragic turn after the kid's dad committed suicide.

Edward Lake — whose three kids and father-in-law were killed in a horrific crash in Vaughan, Ontario, due to a drunk driver almost seven years ago — was found dead on June 20 by Peel Regional Police.

Ontario Father Whose 3 Children Were Killed By Drunk Driver In 2015 Dies By Suicide

His wife, Jennifer Neville-Lake, confirmed his death in a post on Twitter.

Sharing a photo of the couple's three children, Daniel, Harry, and Milly, who were 9, 5, and 2, Jennifer wrote a heart-wrenching message:

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According to a police report, Edward had been arrested a day earlier — on Father's Day — after an incident at his home where cops had to use a Taser to calm him down.

His wife had shared a photo on social media showing their children's grave:

After the incident, a family member told news outlets that Edward "was taken to the hospital for evaluation and later released."

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The following day, after Father's Day, his wife called the cops on Edward for a second time, expressing concerns over his actions in the backyard.

Speaking of the incident, one officer said:

"Those on the call are very upset because of the respect for that family. The only thing that people [were] clinging to is at least that man [was] out of pain."

Edward was later declared dead, the cause of death being suicide.

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According to family members, Edward struggled to cope with his children's death over the years.

His three children were killed in a fatal crash that not only claimed the lives of the kids but also resulted in the death of his 65-year-old father-in-law Gary Neville.

The crash also left the children's grandmother and great-grandmother badly injured.

Ontario Father Whose 3 Children Were Killed By Drunk Driver In 2015 Dies By Suicide
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The drunk driver responsible for the crash was Marco Muzzo, who had just returned home from his bachelor party.

According to the police report, Muzzo was driving 85 km/h when he went through a stop sign in his Jeep, striking a minivan with the family inside.

His blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit at the time of the crash.

Muzzo was then arraigned in court and sentenced to 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing death and two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm.

However, in Feb 2021, Muzzo was granted full parole, with conditions.

During Muzzo's sentencing in 2016, Edward had told the court that he had been suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts since the crash.