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‘Out of his control’: Friends say Mississauga man killed in Lake Ontario crash didn’t stand a chance

As a Peel Region Paramedic faces charges in connection with a fatal crash into Lake Ontario, friends are remembering the Mississauga man who was a passenger in the car and died.

Friends of 27-year-old Shawn Harpur have created a GoFundMe page to help his family cover the funeral.

“Harpur was involved in an accident out of his control and taken away from us way too soon,” said Justin Harlow and Whitney Powell in the online post.



Aaron Dobbs, 22, who only recently became a Peel paramedic, has been charged with impaired driving causing the death of Harpur and refusing to provide a breath sample.

Dobbs is due back in court Nov. 27.

Halton Regional Police found the car in the lake at the end of Maple Grove Drive in Oakville around 3 a.m. Monday (Nov. 5) after being called to the area to investigate reports someone was knocking on doors.

The dead body was discovered several hours later in the lake and police said he was a passenger in the car.

Friends said Harpur loved food and worked several jobs at local restaurants, including Scaddabush and Kelsey's.

“To many Shawn Harpur was a sarcastic, witty hard worker who always had a come back faster than anybody else,” the online post reads.

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