‘I don’t even know how to describe the pain,’ says mom of Barrie crash victim

Jersey Mitchell is being remembered by her family as a feisty young woman with an “awesome” sense of humour who loved cheerleading and doing whatever she could to help others.

Mitchell, 20, was one of the six young people who was killed in a single-vehicle crash along a rural road near County Road 27 and McKay Road in south-end Barrie. The vehicle was located around 2 a.m., Sunday, but the investigation continues into what happened.

“I don’t even know how to describe the pain,” her mother, Erin Mitchell, told BarrieToday, a sister site of SooToday. “It’s the worst pain I’ve felt in my entire life. We’re just trying to get through and remember that she’d want us not to forget her, but she wouldn’t want us…”

“She wouldn’t want us to grieve the way that we are,” said Carla King, the young woman’s aunt. “She would want us to be strong for her.”

Jersey has one brother, Hunter, who is a year younger, and a baby brother, Benson, who will soon turn two years old.


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