Three of St. Clair’s international students were killed in a single-vehicle accident near Petrolia in Lambton County early in the morning of October 4 (last Friday).
Tanveer Singh, Gurvinder Singh and Harpeet Kour, all 19 years old and all Computer Systems Networking Technician students, were ejected from a car that skidded off a winding road and rolled several times before coming to rest in a field.
The driver of the vehicle – also a student, but as yet un-named by the Lambton detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police – was hospitalized as a result of the crash.
All of the deceased students hail from India’s Punjab state.
The college’s administration and local Sikh temple are making arrangements to return the remains to the families in India. The Indian Consulate in Toronto is also involved in the process.
In an email to staff on Tuesday morning, St. Clair Vice-President of College Communications and Community Relations John Fairley said, “Our St. Clair College family of students and staff have been trying to cope with such tragic news as the details were coming into the college from the OPP over the weekend. We also sent out an email to all international students on Friday afternoon; and met with some of the students to notify them of the mental health supports and services that are available, including community resources, as information was starting to flow from our students and on social media. These services and resources were made available all weekend and will continue to be available to students and staff.”