Hours before a volunteer firefighter’s funeral, his wife, aunt, and a friend were killed in a crash. To make matters worse, the wreckage was discovered by his uncle, who lost his own wife in the crash.
The amount of loss in the Gouverneur, Oxbow, and Richville communities is overwhelming. It begins with the recent sudden death of a 29-year-old volunteer firefighter and continues with a weekend crash killing 3, including his wife. They were just back in town for his funeral.
Jayson Lowery, who died suddenly from a brain condition, was laid to rest Saturday. He was a volunteer with the Oxbow and Richville fire departments and an emergency medical technician for the Gouverneur Rescue Squad.
Hours before his funeral, a vehicle filled with his loved ones crashed, killing his wife, his aunt, and a family friend.