Free Walk-in counselling service is available in Ingersoll today from 3-8 p.m at the Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic on King Street East.
INGERSOLL - The community of Ingersoll is still reeling today after a young man was killed during a tragic accident at a Dorchester house party.
Several people have shared their condolences on social media after word came down that 21 year Riley Shannon died after getting run over a stolen skid steer.
Shannon is being described by friends and family as a wonderful young man full of life and passion. He was an employee at the Home Hardware store in Ingersoll and had planned on becoming a paramedic.
For those suffering with the news today. Free Walk-in counselling service is available in Ingersoll today from 3-8 p.m at the Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic on King Street East. You can also get Walk-in counselling in Woodstock today from 10 am to 6 pm at the Oxford Elgin Child and Youth Centre in Woodstock.
Three young men were riding on the skid steer at the time of the accident and some people online have suggested online that Shannon was trying to stop them when he was run over.
The three men have been arrested in relation to the death and are facing a number of charges. They are 18 year old Ryan Esler, 18 year old Adam Sinden and 19 year old Trent Weller. All three men are from Thames Centre.
They have been charged with theft over $5,000, Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, criminal negligence causing death fail to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm or death.
OPP Sargeant Dave Rektor didn't want to comment on this particular inicident but does say it is a tragic remind of how house parties can get out of hand.
"As Spring approaches we are entering the season of house parties, prom parties, the OPP, we really want to deliver the safety message yet again, house parties, prom parties or field parties that are unsupervised do get out of hand quickly and often times can end in personal injury or death. When these things happen, the ramifications are huge, not only for the persons who are injured or the families or the loved ones left behind but also for anybody else who may be involved directly or indirectly, lives get torn apart and that's the reason we give that safety message."
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