Authorities recover body of fourth victim in canal car crash

AP News
October 10, 2019 - 11:36 am
Flowers and a note left behind for the victims of the crash into the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

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By Randall Chase, Associated Press

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who was one of four family members who died after their car plunged into a canal in northern Delaware.

Brandi Lindsey said authorities informed her husband that the body recovered Thursday morning was that of their son Ethan. Two brothers, 18-year-old Willis Lindsey Jr. and 16-year-old Kyree, also died in Sunday's accident, along with their 12-year-old cousin Eric Lindsey.

The victims and other family members were traveling to a football game in separate cars when they took a wrong turn and wound up on a gravel road along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. 

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Willis Lindsey Sr. said the vehicle driven by his eldest son plunged into the canal as they were trying to make their way back to the main road.