PEI Green Party candidate Josh Underhay and son killed in accident

Prince Edward Island Green Party candidate Josh Underhay and his young son have been killed in a "tragic accident'' according to a statement issued late Friday night by Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker.

The statement does not provide any information about the accident, but asks that the privacy of Underhay's family be respected at this time.

Underhay, a married father of two boys, had been the Green's candidate in District 9, Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park.

"I simply cannot imagine how much he will be missed,'' Bevan-Baker said in his statement.

"Josh has been a dear friend and colleague of mine for many years, as a volunteer, musician, passionate cycling advocate and Green Party supporter. He has touched the lives of everyone who knew him.''

He added that all Green Party election activities will be suspended for the rest of the campaign for next Tuesday's provincial election.