10-year-old boy dead, father injured in crash on way home from hockey

A 10-year-old boy who was coming home from a hockey game has died after a two-vehicle collision Saturday afternoon near Prescott.

Police identify victim as Dasan Munro of Augusta Township

Teddy bears and flowers have been put up at the site of a fatal crash on County Road 2 east of Bradley Crescent in Augusta Township. (Steve Fischer/CBC)

A 10-year-old boy who was coming home from a hockey game has died after a two-vehicle collision Saturday afternoon near Prescott, Ont.

Shortly before 6 p.m., emergency crews were called to the crash on County Road 2 east of Bradley Crescent in Augusta Township, Ontario Provincial Police said Sunday.

According to police, a 2011 Toyota Prius was heading westbound around an uphill curve on County Road 2 when it collided with a 2011 Ford F-150.

The cause of the crash is unknown, OPP said.

Ten-year-old Dasan Munro of Augusta Township was riding in the Toyota, police said, and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

He was later transported to a second hospital where he was pronounced dead, the OPP said.

The boy's father, a 47-year old man who was driving the Toyota, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Coming home from hockey

The president of the South Grenville Minor Hockey Association said Munro and his father Dave were coming back from a game in nearby Cardinal when the collision happened not far from their house.
This photo was posted on Facebook to honour the life of Dasan Munro, 10, a minor hockey player who died in a crash near Prescott, Ont., on Saturday. (Facebook)

"[Some of the association's executives] did meet this morning, everybody was in shock, even after the meeting was over nobody left," said Rose Williams.

"We just kind of all sat there and talked. It's very emotional at this time. It's too much to process right now."

Williams said Munro played on their Atom B rep team. His younger brother Declan and older brother Chayson also play for their association.

Dave Munro owns Podium Sports Therapy and Wellness Centre in Brockville and did concussion clinics for South Grenville players and coaches at the beginning of the season, Williams said.

Williams said their executive will bring in grief counsellors to the rink in Cardinal on Monday and wants to do some fundraising for the family.

"As for what we're going to do it's too fresh. we have to give ourselves a couple of days and [at our meeting on] Wednesday I'm sure everyone will have lots of ideas," she said.

"Then the schools will also be involved, the kids went to school in Prescott... we just have to sit and let it sink in first."

The man behind the wheel of the Ford, a 55-year-old man from North Grenville, was also taken to hospital and released, police said.

Prescott is about 100 kilometres south of Ottawa.


  • A previous version of this story, based on information released by OPP, said the Toyota entered a wrong lane and struck an oncoming Ford pickup truck. The police force later issued a correction saying the circumstances of the crash have not yet been determined.
    Feb 01, 2016 11:51 AM ET