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December 11, 2008
Mr. Greg Forestell
Acting Chief Coroner
364 Argyle Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Dear Mr. Forestell:
We are writing to you today to request that you immediately call a Coroner’s Inquest into the tragic deaths of our sons, Javier Acevedo and Daniel Hains, who were killed, along with six others, in a passenger van collision January 12, 2008.
We have waited patiently for the Transport Canada Collision Investigation Report which was released in July, then we waited again for the RCMP Accident Report, which was released in November. Now we are in the 11th month since our children were killed and we are no closer to knowing what really happened that night than we were in July.
We understand that you are considering parents’ opinions in making the decision to call a Coroner’s Inquest. We are making an impassioned plea to you as mothers who have lost their children in this tragedy to call a Coroner’s Inquest immediately. Please do not make us wait until after Christmas to make this decision. We cannot bear the pain any longer.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the address above or by telephone at _______ (Ana Acevedo cel) and / or ______( Isabelle Hains cel) / _______ (Isabelle Hains home)
Yours most sincerely,
Ana Acevedo and Isabelle Hains