The victim of a head-on collision in eastern P.E.I. last week has been identified as 34-year-old Ernest Jackson.
The crash occurred Thursday morning along Route 210, the Kinross Road, near Orwell and reportedly involved a one-tonne truck equipped with a salt-sand spreader and a small red car.
It was the third fatal crash within three days last week on Island roads.
John Frederick MacDonald, 71, of North Lake died Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash on Route 16 near East Point, while 53-year-old Barbara Grace McCormick of Bideford died the following day in a single-vehicle crash on Route 2 in Inverness in western P.E.I.
According to a death notice for Jackson, he is the son of Ronnie and Starr (Llewellyn) Jackson. He and leaves behind two children, Savanna and Jessica, and their mother, T.J. McCarthy. He is also survived by his sister Serene Jackson, brother Corey Jackson and grandmother Marie Jackson, along with several aunts and uncles.
Visitation at the Ferguson Logan Funeral Home will take place Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m., with a funeral service at the Church of Christ in Montague on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in the Community Park Cemetery. Donations can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.