The man who died at the scene of a collision in Calgary’s southeast Midnapore neighborhood has been identified by his family.
Mitchell Donoghue was the 20-year-old police said died on the scene after a mid-morning accident at the intersection of Midlake Boulevard SE and Midpark Boulevard SE on Tuesday, the family said.
They started a GoFundMe page to bring Donoghue’s remains back to Ontario.
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“With so many of his loved ones living in Peterborough, Ont., our family is trying to raise money for the expenses involved in bringing him home to us,” the page said.
“For the process of grievance and closure, we aim to hold a celebration of life and viewing in his hometown surrounded by all who love him.”
A statement from his family said Donoghue, born in Peterborough, Ont., had moved to Calgary in 2021 to be closer to his father, a long-haul truck driver. The son had also taken up body building after his father.
“He loved going to the gym and practicing his poses in the mirror,” the statement said. “He made friends wherever he went. He was goofy, downright ridiculous sometimes and always knew how to make you smile.
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“It was on May 3, 2022, at 10:30 am that he went to the dollar store to get an energy drink, when he called his girlfriend Kate Parsons and let her know he was off to work.”
Calgary police are investigating the incident that shut down the intersection in Midnapore for much of the day.
Police said a 20-year-old man driving a blue Chevrolet Camaro was stopped at a red light when a black SUV driven by a 79-year-old man crossed a median and struck the driver’s side of the Camaro, pushing the car into the backyard of a house on Midpark Gardens SE
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The younger man was declared dead and the older man was rushed to hospital in serious condition.
Speed is being investigated as a possible factor, but police said drugs and alcohol are not considered to have contributed to the collision.
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