The mother of three young children killed in a crash on New Year’s Day In Canada, says she was traveling to file an appeal for permanent status.
CTV reports that Uche left Nigeria, 8 years ago, with her two oldest children for a better life in Canada, but was having difficulties acquiring permanent residency.
She says in mid-December, 2019, she had received a letter that her second appeal had been denied, so she traveled to Toronto to get a lawyer to file a federal appeal.
The distraught mom says the family was returning home to Chelmsford when the car she was driving hit a rock-cut killing her children, Britney, 6, Flourish, 10, and Destiny, 11.
Police have not yet determined what caused the vehicle to leave Highway 17 and crash into the rock-cut.
“My son Destiny said ‘no, I’m not going back to Nigeria. I want to live in Canada. I would rather die than be deported.’ Today, my son is going to be buried in Canada,” Osagie said.