The lady and three males who died Tuesday — when their SUV struck a van in Jasper Nationwide Park — have been recognized as restaurant employees from Banff, Alta.
Anand Singh Panwar, Pavan Kathiat, Ganesh Anala and Gelek Wangmo had been killed within the head-on collision on Freeway 93 close to Sunwapta Falls, in keeping with a buddy and a GoFundMe marketing campaign created to lift cash for funeral prices.
Deepak Bhatt, who was shut buddies with Panwar and knew Kathiat, confirmed the identities to CBC Information.
Bhatt stated the 4 had left the Banff space and had been driving to Jasper in Panwar’s 2018 Hyundai Kona SUV.
“I can’t imagine he’s no extra,” he stated. “I simply phoned him on Sunday night time. My coronary heart and my thoughts hasn’t accepted it, this factor has occurred to Anand.”
Panwar and Kathiat had been roommates within the Rocky Mountains resort city and each labored on the native Masala Genuine Indian Delicacies restaurant, Bhatt stated. Panwar was a chef there.
Bhatt stated Panwar’s spouse is in hospital, attributable to have their second little one any day. She lives in India with their six-year-old son.
He stated Panwar moved to Canada 4 years in the past to make a residing so he might assist his household.
“He’s a really good individual, very useful individual for anybody who wanted assist,” he stated.
Kathiat was engaged to be married in November. His fiancée additionally lives in India, in keeping with Bhatt.
Wangmo labored part-time on the restaurant with the 2 males. Anala additionally labored within the Banff hospitality trade, on the Indian Curry Home restaurant.
The 2 occupants within the different automobile, a van, had been recognized earlier . Angela Dye Elkins of Benton, La., and her son-in-law, Nick Copeland, who lived in Texas, additionally died in Tuesday’s crash.
The opposite two individuals within the van, Curtis Elkins and his daughter, Sarah Copeland, had been taken to hospital in critical situation. The fifth passenger, a toddler, was taken to hospital in Jasper, however wasn’t injured.
After the crash each automobiles caught hearth. A 3rd automobile went off the highway when its driver tried to keep away from the crash. The 2 occupants of that automobile suffered minor accidents.