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Family of convicted drunk driver Marco Muzzo makes large donation to Vaughan hospital

Last Updated Aug 18, 2017 at 8:47 am EDT

Marco Muzzo, right, arrives with family at the courthouse for his sentencing hearing in Newmarket on Feb. 23, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

A wing of a new hospital being built in Vaughan is to be named in part after the family of convicted drunk driver Marco Muzzo.

The Mckenzie Vaughan Hospital says the west wing of the building will be named the ‘De Gasperis-Muzzo Tower’ under an agreement by the families to donate $15 million towards the project.

Mckenzie Health Foundation CEO Ingrid Perry says the families have been long-time supporters and it’s proud to have them be part of its group of donors.

Marco Muzzo is currently serving a 10-year sentence after being convicted of impaired driving causing death in a 2015 crash in Vaughan that killed three young children and their grandfather.

Nine-year-old Daniel Neville-Lake, his five-year-old brother Harrison, their two-year-old sister Milly and the children’s 65-year-old grandfather, Gary Neville, were all killed in the Sept. 27, 2015 crash.

The children’s grandmother, Neriza Neville, and great-grandmother, Josefina Frias, were also seriously hurt.

During Muzzo’s criminal trial, court heard he picked up his Jeep from the airport parking lot and drove through a stop sign shortly afterward, plowing into the driver’s side of the minivan carrying the Neville-Lake family. He was speeding at the time.

The court heard he was so drunk at the time of the crash that he urinated on himself and needed help standing. It also heard he had already accrued a lengthy record of driving infractions, many of them for speeding.

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