Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Three Canadians killed in car crash in Cuba

Three Canadians killed in car crash in Cuba
pdated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11:17 AM EST
Three Quebec tourists on holiday in Cuba were killed Saturday evening
when two trucks smashed into their car.

The deceased are all men from the Montreal suburb of Laval, Que.

Family members identified them as Maikel Mendoza Prieto, 29, Francis
Tremblay, 26, and David Tartre, who is 26 or 27.

Ginette Senecal, who is Prieto's spouse and Tremblay's mother, survived
with serious injuries.

Tremblay and Tartre were friends.

The three men were killed when two trucks collided with each other and
then struck their car in the town of Moron, east of Havana.

Senecal had just celebrated her 50th birthday on Friday, her sister told
QMI Agency.

"It's a terrible, tragic accident and it really wasn't their fault," the
sister said.

"The impact of the two trucks was so strong that they stuck the car, and
it was head-on."

Family members travelled to Cuba to retrieve the bodies and personal
belongings and Canada's foreign affairs department said it's providing help.

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the Canadian citizens
who were involved," the department said in a statement.


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