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21st Jun 2022

Father whose three children were killed in drunk driving crash dies by suicide

Charlie Herbert

Edward lake death by suicid

His wife said her husband has ‘joined our kids so they can play together, forever’

A father whose three children were killed by a drunk driver in a car crash in 2015 has died by suicide.

Edward Lake, from Ontario, Canada, was found dead on Monday according to local police chief Jim MacSween.

He tweeted: “This evening I was very saddened to learn of the tragic death of Ed Lake. The losses to the Neville-Lake family are heart wrenching.

“YRP (York Regional Police) stands with our friend Jennifer and members of both families. May you find strength in the support of your community.”

Officers discovered Lake’s body on Monday, when they were called to his home for the second time in 24 hours by his wife, Jennifer Neville-Lake, who had expressed concerns about her husband’s behaviour in the backyard.

One officer said the “only thing that people are clinging to is at least that man is out of pain,” the Toronto Sun reports.

On September 27, 2015, the couple lost their three children – Daniel, 9, Harrison, 5, and Milly, 2 – after the family were involved in a collision with drunk driver Marco Muzzo in Vaughan, Canada.

Neville-Lake’s father 65-year-old father was also killed in the crash, while the children’s grandmother and great-grandmother were seriously injured.

In a tribute to her husband, Neville-Lake wrote on Twitter: “The eyes he shared with Harry are forever closed. Daniel’s curls will never shine in the sunlight again.

“I will never see Milly’s shy smile creep across his lips anymore .

“My children’s father, Edward Lake, has joined our kids so they can play together, forever.”

Muzzo was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing death and two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm in 2016.

He was released on full parole in February 2021.

On the day of Muzzo’s mandatory release, Neville-Lake shared her heartbreak, saying that her “multiple life sentences will never end.”

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