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26-year old Travis Killen and his 2 month old son Ace Gabriel-Killen were victims in a motor vehicle accident just outside Amherst over the weekend. (Contributed Photo)

Springhill mourning loss of 3 people, including Baby Ace in tragic crash

By News Oct 24, 2023 | 3:57 PM

A tragic weekend in Cumberland County.

A two-vehicle crash between a SUV and a car just outside Amherst claimed the lives of three people and seriously injured two others. They were all travelling in the SUV.

GoFundMe pages have been set up for the families of 26-year old Travis Killen of Springhill, his 2-month old Baby Ace, and 43-year old Amanda Gabriel.

Gabriel was the grandmother of Baby Ace.

Municipality of Cumberland Mayor Murray Scott says the community is in shock.

“Springhill is no stranger to tragedy, in this case the community is rallying behind the families, and trying to understand what we can do to help them. It’s devastating to all of us,” said Mayor Scott.

The Mayor says there are lots of efforts in the area to support the families.

“The families need each other and the community more than ever. I’m so appreciative of the response from our citizens. It doesn’t surprise me at all. I know the families appreciate it, they’ve told me that.”

Click here for a link to the GoFundMe page for the families of Travis Killen and Ace Gabriel-Killen.

Click here for a link to the GoFundMe page for the family of Amanda Gabriel.

There were two people in the car, a 19-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man.

The woman suffered serious injuries and the man suffered minor injuries.

RCMP did not say what might have caused the crash which happened on Saturday night in Fort Lawrence..