Nov 27, 2011 - TWO AB COMMUNITIES GRIEVING DEATHS OF 3 YOUNG MEN KILLED IN CRASH

A makeshift memorial continues to grow near the crash site south of Edmonton, where three young men lost their lives this weekend.

22 year old Thaddeus Lake from Leduc and 18 year olds Brad Arsenault and Kole Novak from Beaumont were killed early Saturday after the Grand Am they were in collided with a pick up truck.

The driver of the truck remains in hospital. Police have not laid any charges yet, but believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash, which happened just days after the province tabled legislation aimed at cracking down on impaired driving.

"When I heard about the drunk driving law, I was kinda of negative on it, thought it was targeting social drinkers," said Kevin Costley. "After this, it kind of put a different perspective into my mind, and I think the stiffer laws are definitely a greater idea."

"There's gotta be something done, but it's the teenagers and everyone that needs to use their heads," added another friend, Adam Gilbert.

Gilbert lived on an acreage next to Arsenault for years, and was devastated to hear about the tragedy.

"It hits you pretty hard, especially if when you grew up with the guy and loved them as much as everyone in this town and Leduc and everybody has," said Gilbert. "The good die young, that's the sad part."

A candlelight vigil for the three young men will be held at the skatepark in Beaumont at 8 o' clock Sunday night.

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Source:  Global TV Edmonton

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