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Title: MCpl Alex New (ACISS-CST)
Post by: 211RadOp on June 01, 2015, 16:27:17
Alex was struck and killed by a transport truck on Saturday, north of Kingston.  Alex was posted to CFCMU and had only served 8 years in the CAF.

RIP Alex.  It was a pleasure to have known you.

http://www.thewhig.com/2015/05/30/motorcyclist-killed-in-three-vehicle-collision (http://www.thewhig.com/2015/05/30/motorcyclist-killed-in-three-vehicle-collision)
Title: Re: MCpl Alex New (ACISS-CST)
Post by: Teltech on June 01, 2015, 17:04:02
RIP Alex. Prayers to the family.
Is there any word on funeral arrangements?
Title: Re: MCpl Alex New (ACISS-CST)
Post by: 211RadOp on June 01, 2015, 17:38:55
Not yet.  When I find out I will post it here.
Title: Re: MCpl Alex New (ACISS-CST)
Post by: 211RadOp on June 05, 2015, 09:49:59
From CO CFCMU

1.   We have confirmed with MCpl Ryan Alexander New’s Family that the Event will be as Follows:

                When:                  Wednesday 10 June 2015
                Where:                 Vimy Officer Mess (VOM)
                Time:                     1300 – 1700hrs (ceremony will not be that long just the venue has been reserved for that long to allow for family and friends to exchange their condolences and stories)
                Dress:                   Mil – DEU 1A (medals)
                                                Civ – Appropriate Business attire
                Parking:                Overflow Parking can be found pass the VOM on the left hand side. CFCMU serving members are to park at work and walk over.

Note: Family had no restriction on numbers but VOM can only hold ~250 pers standing inside the Kingston Room. Family and CFCMU members will take up a predicted 150 of those. There will be two portions in this Ceremony: One will be held outside (no limits on # pers) and one will be inside for stories/anecdotes and rolling pictures.
Title: Re: MCpl Alex New (ACISS-CST)
Post by: Tarlouth on June 05, 2015, 10:27:59
Thank-you for posting the arrangements.

I plan to head down to kingston on wed.
Title: Re: MCpl Alex New (ACISS-CST)
Post by: Hamish Seggie on June 05, 2015, 12:08:23
RIP Soldier...... :salute: :cdn:
Title: Re: MCpl Alex New (ACISS-CST)
Post by: LCIS227 on June 07, 2015, 07:09:08
Very sad news indeed. I served with him in Afghanistan and was my goto guy for many things. RIP Alex.
Title: Re: MCpl Alex New (ACISS-CST)
Post by: upandatom on April 09, 2018, 18:23:09
Driver has been convicted , going to prison and will be deported
Title: Re: MCpl Alex New (ACISS-CST)
Post by: 211RadOp on June 21, 2018, 08:19:27
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Bad driver’ jailed for fatal crash

By Sue Yanagisawa, Kingston Whig-Standard

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:25:11 EDT PM


A commercial truck driver who lost control of his southbound big rig on Perth Road three years ago, crossed into the northbound lane and collided with the motorcycle of 30-year-old Master Cpl. Ryan (Alex) New, killing him, has been sentenced to two years less one day in provincial jail and prohibited for five years from driving in Canada.

Harjant Singh, 36, was also ordered to perform 200 hours of community service in the first 18 months of a two-year probation following jail. Superior Court Justice Gary Tranmer recommended, in accord with the wishes of the victim’s father, that those hours be performed to the benefit of Canadian Forces members or veterans, for example at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

More at link http://www.thewhig.com/2018/06/20/bad-driver-jailed-for-fatal-crash (http://www.thewhig.com/2018/06/20/bad-driver-jailed-for-fatal-crash)
Title: Re: MCpl Alex New (ACISS-CST)
Post by: George Wallace on June 21, 2018, 08:32:24
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…….., who’s from the Brampton area

If anyone is tracking highway fatalities in Ontario lately, this seems to be a common factor.

It would appear that an investigation of Driver Testing and Licensing in this area of the GTA would be in order.
Title: Re: MCpl Alex New (ACISS-CST)
Post by: 211RadOp on June 21, 2018, 08:39:49
In a CBC report from April, in 2017 there were 343 deaths on OPP patrolled roads, with 91 deaths involving commercial trucks.  In the Kingston area, off the top of my head, it seems that most of the commercial truck incidents are with drivers from Quebec.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/2017-the-deadliest-on-ontario-roads-in-5-years-provincial-police-say-1.4612040 (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/2017-the-deadliest-on-ontario-roads-in-5-years-provincial-police-say-1.4612040)