Miranda Brown and Brandon Froese (Facebook)


The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has identified the occupants of a vehicle who died early Sunday morning, September 17, on Mersea Road 5 in Leamington..

OPP officials say Brandon Froese, age 26 of Leamington, and Miranda Brown, age 21 of Wheatley, both died when their blue Dodge struck a cement barrier rupturing a large carbon dioxide (CO2) tank on a greenhouse property resulting in an explosion and fire.

Mersea Road 5 was closed between Highway 77 and Mersea Road 12 for approximately 6 hours as the OPP’s Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) completed the investigation.

Here is our original story: Fatal crash and explosion in Leamington

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