Bail hearing postponed for accused drunk driver in crash that killed four

A woman who lost her three children and her father in a suspected drunk driving crash says she came to a Toronto-area court to see the man allegedly responsible for her grief.

NEWMARKET, Ont. — A woman who lost her three children and her father in a suspected drunk driving crash says she came to a Toronto-area court to see the man allegedly responsible for her grief.

Jennifer Neville-Lake says she is still struggling to process the loss but that she and her husband can now start to move forward.

Daniel Neville-Lake, 9, his brother Harrison, 5, their sister Milly, 2, and their 65-year-old grandfather Gary Neville died as a result of the Sept. 27 collision in Vaughan, Ont.

The children’s grandmother and great-grandmother were also seriously injured in the crash.

Marco Muzzo, 29, is facing a dozen impaired-driving offences and six charges related to the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The bail hearing for Muzzo, who was in court Monday, was postponed to Nov. 12 at his lawyer’s request.

“I wanted to come and I wanted to see the man who’s allegedly the reason why I don’t have children anymore,” Neville-Lake said outside the courthouse after the brief hearing.

She wouldn’t say which outcome she hoped for in court, saying she placed her faith in the judicial system.

“No matter what happens, we have no family left,” she said.

Neville-Lake’s mother has been released from hospital but needs care around the clock and has been staying with the family. Her grandmother remains in hospital and has been told of the tragedy but Neville-Lake said she’s not sure the news has sunk in.

Muzzo’s lawyer, Brian Greenspan, has previously said it was too early to say how his client would plead.

The Muzzo family owns the construction company Marel Contractors and is worth nearly $1.8 billion, according to Canadian Business magazine. The family has issued a statement expressing condolences to the victims’ relatives.

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