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A Father Died By Suicide Seven Years After His Three Kids Were Killed In An Accident | “This Shouldn’t Be Real”

A Father Died By Suicide Seven Years After His Three Kids Were Killed In An Accident | “This Shouldn’t Be Real”

Edward claimed he had suffered from suicidal thoughts and anxiety since the incident, in a statement earlier.

Trigger Warning: This article contains details of suicide that may be distressing to readers

A dad died by suicide after his three children were killed in a Vaughan car accident by a drunk driver. Edward Lake was discovered dead the day following Father's Day, on Monday, reports Global News.

Edward's wife Jennifer Neville-Lake posted a photo of their children's cemetery on social media on Sunday. She wrote in the caption, "Father’s Day 2022. This shouldn’t be real. It can’t be." A Peel Regional Police officer discovered Lake's corpse on Charters Rd. in Brampton on Monday. According to reports, he was released from Peel police custody in the morning after an overnight confinement due to a mental health order and an incident at his house on Father's Day in which police used a Taser, per Toronto Sun.

 



 

 

Jennifer, his wife, had voiced alarm about his conduct in the backyard, so police were summoned to the house for the second time in 24 hours. According to sources, tactical cops were dispatched to the residence due to concerns about a possible threat capability. A police officer told the outlet, "Those on the call are very upset because of the respect for that family. The only thing that people are clinging to is at least that man is out of pain."

Marco Muzzo, a drunk driver, killed the couple's three children in a car accident in September 2015. The incident claimed the lives of nine-year-old Daniel Neville-Lake, his five-year-old brother Harrison, their two-year-old sister Milly, and the children's 65-year-old grandpa, Gary Neville. 

 



 

 

Marco Muzzo was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2016 after pleading guilty to four charges of driving while intoxicated causing death and two counts of driving while intoxicated causing bodily harm. He was freed on full parole on February 9, 2021, after serving two-thirds of his nine-year and four-month sentence. His court-ordered release date was set for Saturday.

The grandma and great-grandmother of the children were also seriously hurt. Edward claimed he had suffered from suicidal thoughts and anxiety since the incident in a statement read before Muzzo's sentence. 

In a tweet on Monday night, York Regional Police Chief Jim MacSween verified the news. He wrote, "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 stands with our friend Jennifer and members of both families. May you find strength in the support of your community."

If you are having thoughts about taking your own life, or know of anyone who is, please contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

References:

https://globalnews.ca/news/8934254/edward-lake-dies-by-suicide/

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/edward-lake-father-of-children-killed-by-drunk-driver-takes-own-life

https://twitter.com/chiefmacsween/status/1539026219106291718?s=20&t=eJqUfbumV17eJz_CDXZJmA

Representative Image Source: Getty Images/Timothy Abero