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Ashley Celina LERNO

F 1996 - 2014  (18 années)

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  • Nom Ashley Celina LERNO 
    Naissance 07 juil 1996 
    Décès 15 oct 2014  Hamilton ON Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  [1
    ID personne I8756  Ma genealogie
    Dernière modif. 18 déc 2017 

    Père Mark Albert LERNO 
    Mère Joanne Lise Marie DUBEAU 
    ID Famille F5425  Feuille familiale  |  Tableau de famille

  • Carte d'événements
    Lien Google MapDécès - 15 oct 2014 - Hamilton ON Lien Google Earth
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  • Portraits
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  • Notes 
    • Driver in critical condition, says SIU
      Stolen pickup
      Stolen pickup
      Photo by Brian Shypula, Brant News
      A heavily damaged pickup truck is shown at the scene of a crash at Colborne Street West Gilkison Street in Brantford.
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      Brant News
      By Brian Shypula

      The female driver of a car broadsided by a stolen pickup truck being pursued by police suffered serious injuries and remains in critical condition in a Hamilton hospital.

      The mangled car, which sustained major damage in the driver’s side door area, came to rest against the wall of the Kingswood Restaurant at the corner of Colborne Street and Gilkison Street in Brantford.

      The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the crash, which left three people injured. The collision involved a stolen dark green Chevrolet pickup and a Mercury Grand Marquis sedan. The pickup truck fled a RIDE check on the edge of Burford on Friday night and failed to stop for County of Brant OPP before entering Brantford.

      Officers from Brantford police and County of Brant OPP were at the scene through the night and were joined by SIU investigators. Both streets were closed to traffic for at least one block in all directions and didn’t re-open until 12:45 p.m. on Saturday – after investigators wrapped up and the heavily damaged vehicles were hauled away.

      Investigators declined to speak to reporters at the scene and said a media release would be issued by the SIU.

      The driver of the Mercury sustained serious injuries and was taken to Hamilton General Hospital, an SIU spokesperson said.

      On Tuesday, the SIU said the injured driver, an 18-year-old Brantford woman, remains in critical condition at Hamilton General Hospital.

      Her female passenger, also 18 and from Brantford, was also injured in the crash.

      One occupant of the pickup sustained minor injuries and was also taken to hospital, police said.

      A second person in the pickup fled on foot and was arrested a short time later by a Brantford police canine unit.

      Brant OPP were conducting a RIDE check at Maple Avenue and Concession Road Eight on the south edge of Burford when the stolen pickup tried to evade officers shortly before 11:30 p.m. Officers activated their emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle and occupants.

      Zach Krug, 15, and three friends were riding their bikes on Gilkison Street to a nearby variety store when they came up on the crash scene Friday night.

      “There were cops with big guns and stuff like that walking around looking for the dude,” Zach said, describing the weapons he saw as looking like M-16 assault rifles.

      He said he saw the canine unit return with the suspect who had run away. He said the male was wearing a camouflage sweater and khakis.

      The Brantford Fire Department and paramedics also responded to the crash.

      “There were two people in the car and they were cutting the doors off,” Zach said.

      Zach said he felt lucky. If he and his friends had gone out a few minutes sooner they could have been in harm’s way.

      “I was thinking that that happened around here. I could have got hit if I didn’t see them or have the time (to get out of the way),” he said.

      The steel lamppost holding the traffic light at the northwest corner of the intersection was dented and leaning, apparently damaged in the crash. Bricks were broken, chipped and scraped where the car hit the wall of the restaurant. The grass boulevard had ruts from tires and there was broken glass and bits of debris from the vehicles at the corner.

      Bystanders, including several from the Lorne Towers apartment building, gathered behind the yellow police tape to watch the damaged vehicles being removed.

      Dona Prince said she was in bed when she saw the lights from the rescue vehicles flashing through her third-floor bedroom window.

      “I could see all the commotion,” she said.

      Leona Estabrooks said she was watching the late news when she heard the bang of the crash from her sixth-floor apartment, which faces away from Colborne Street.

      Roger Motz and Susie Bond, who live on Richardson Street, said they walked their dog Timbit past the corner about 30 minutes before the cash.

      “It’s crazy,” Motz said as he looked at the heavily damaged vehicles.

      OPP notified the SIU, which has invoked its mandate.

      The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

      The SIU has assigned seven investigators, two forensic investigators and a collision reconstruction specialist to the case, the spokesperson said.

      Brant OPP also have a criminal investigation underway.

      Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is being asked to call the SIU at 416-622-2150 or 1-800-787-8529, ext. 2150.
    • Police officers sentenced over role in chase that left Brantford teen dead
      Ryan Flanagan , CTV Kitchener
      Published Friday, March 17, 2017 3:58PM EDT
      Last Updated Friday, March 17, 2017 7:19PM EDT



      Paying fines will be the only penalty for two police officers who pleaded guilty to mischief endangering life.

      Const. Craig McMurtrie and Const. Rodney Grubb of Brant County OPP had been charged with dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death in connection with the police chase that ended in the crash that killed 18-year-old Ashley Lerno.

      On Oct. 10, 2014, McMurtrie and Grubb began to pursue a pickup truck that had done a U-turn when it came upon a RIDE checkpoint near Burford.

      The seven-minute chase took both vehicles into Brantford, where the truck ran a red light and collided with a third vehicle – this one being driven by Lerno, who was taken to hospital with serious injuries and died five days later.

      The driver of the truck, Richard Gamble, was later sentenced to prison time for his role in the crash.

      Charges were also laid against the two officers at the recommendation of Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit – something which had never happened before with Brant County OPP.

      Through the court process, McMurtrie and Grubb have said that in hindsight, the chase should have been called off for public safety reasons once it left rural Brant County and moved into a more urban environment in Brantford.

      On Friday, the pair appeared in a Hamilton courtroom, where they were sentenced to an absolute discharge – meaning no conviction has been registered.

      The Crown had argued that convictions be entered, in an attempt to deter other police officers from similar behaviours.

      The absolute discharge Justice George S. Gage settled on had been the penalty sought by the officers.

      In his decision, Gage wrote that the officers were in the midst of a “rapidly evolving and highly stressful” situation and were attempting to uphold the law.

      “They did not have the luxury of calm and considered reflection and review that hindsight affords,” he wrote.

      Following the sentencing, Lerno’s mother told CTV News that she was pleased with the outcome.

      “The (people who) should be in jail are in jail,” Joanne Lerno said.

      “I’m just really, really glad that (the officers) got off.”

      McMurtrie and Grubb have been on active duty since the crash.

      With reporting by Abigail Bimman

  • Sources 
    1. [S121] Brantford Expositor, Brantford Expositor.
      LERNO, Ashley Celina - It is with a deep, profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ashley Celina Lerno, our sparkling diamond, joy of our lives, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the age of 18 years, as the result of an auto accident. Much loved and cherished daughter of Joanne (née Dubeau) and Mark Lerno. Dear sister and best friend of Joshua. Dear niece of Nicole and René Faubert, Rita (Gillingwater), Tony Lerno, Dianne Tippel, Mark, Mike and Guy. Ashley will always be remembered for her unstoppable sense of humour and her dedication to her Mom. The family will receive friends at MCCLEISTER FUNERAL HOME , 495 Park Rd. N. on Saturday October 18, 2014 from 10 am until 11 am. The Memorial Celebration of Ashley’s life will be held in the chapel on Saturday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception of friends and family in the Hospitality Suite. Cremation has taken place. If wished memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be gratefully appreciated. MCCLEISTER 519-758-1553