A 20-year-old driver has been charged in connection with a horrific crash that killed a mother and her three young daughters in Brampton, Ont. last week.
Karolina Ciasullo, 37, and her daughters – Klara, 6, Lilianna, 3, and Mila, 1 – died on June 18 after the Volkswagen Atlas they were travelling in was struck by a blue Infiniti G35 as it made its way through the intersection of Torbram Road and Countryside Drive.
Peel police announced Thursday that the driver of the Infiniti was taken into custody on June 24 in connection with the deadly collision.
Brady Robertson, 20, of Caledon is now facing four counts of dangerous driving causing death and one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
Mom, girls remembered as “beyond beautiful lives”
The charges come the same day a funeral was held to lay the mother and her three daughters to rest.
Mourners sobbed outside St. Eugene de Mazenod Catholic Church in Brampton Thursday as four white caskets were carried into the church.
Friends and family remembered them as “beautiful souls” that left an impact on everyone around them.
“Despite the pain and heartache we feel, we were blessed to have these beautiful souls in our lives,” said Connie Ciasullo, the girls’ aunt.
“While we will never know why these beyond beautiful lives were taken from this world so soon, we do know that they will never be taken from our hearts, or our minds, or our prayers.”
“To say there are no words is not an entire truth,” Connie Ciasullo said through tears at the service.
“There are words, words that describe the happiness that they brought to our lives, and the places they held and will forever hold in our hearts.”
Michael Ciasullo didn’t speak at the service for his wife and daughters. He and his sister walked out arm-in-arm, leaning against one another as they left the church following the service.
His sister described Michael Ciasullo as one of the “strongest people” she knows — and that it’s the memory of his wife and daughters that will give him strength to move ahead.
“Love lived at Michael’s and Karolina’s home,” Connie Ciasullo said.
“I was in awe of all that love, and was grateful that they were surrounded by it.”