Three Brampton teenage siblings killed in crash leaves family ‘devastated’

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Published August 22, 2022 at 1:59 pm

A collage of Judah (left), Tirzah (centre) and Pharaoh (right) Blackman posted to Gofundme

A Brampton family is heartbroken after three teen siblings were killed in an early morning car crash on Saturday.

“We love you and miss you more than you could ever imagine,” reads a GoFundMe page dedicated to Tirzah, Judah, and Pharaoh Blackman. “God has called you home. May your beautiful souls rest in eternal peace.”

The victims were aged 19, 17, and 16 according to Peel Regional Police, who said officers were called to the area of Conestoga Rd. and Elmvale Ave. around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday for reports of a single-vehicle crash.

Police said the vehicle was travelling southbound on Conestoga Dr. when it left the roadway for unknown reasons and crashed into a tree.

Fire and emergency services who first arrived on the scene found the vehicle engulfed in flames, and all three occupants of the vehicle were pronounced dead on the scene.

Multiple crowdfunding pages have been started to help support the Blackman family, including a GoFundMe page by Keyanna Blackman-Warren who says she is the victims’ older sister.

Another fundraiser started by a “Crystal L” says the family have been “absolutely devastated” by the teen’s deaths, and a third crowdfunding page from the International Soccer Club is also raising funds for the family in Pharoah’s memory.

As of 3:30 p.m. on Monday, the fundraisers had collected more than $25,500 to cover the family’s expenses.

According to the fundraising page started by Blackman-Warren, the teens were three of seven siblings and, despite their young age, will leave “an incredible legacy.”

“Tirzah was one of the most tender-hearted people you could ever meet,” Blackman-Warren said of the 19-year-old sister who was a long-distance runner and “had an absolute heart of gold.”

The memorial says 17-year-old Judah embodied values instilled by the sibling’s mother “to be the most honest, loyal, and strong individuals we could be,” while Pharaoh, the youngest of the three who was also known as “Pep,” loved soccer and had a goal of becoming a member of Toronto FC Juniors.

The Peel police major collision bureau is still investigating what led to the crash.

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