Relatives erected a modest memorial on Wednesday in front of the family home in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighborhood of the young woman who died the day before in a collision after a hit-and-run in Montreal East.
“You never expect to go through this. I will miss all of her. She was so playful and was enjoying life to the fullest, “said Roger Vézina, father of Angélique Ménard.
The 23-year-old lost her life on Tuesday evening after a collision with a concrete mixer in Montreal East.
“She was supposed to come see me [mardi] evening since I’m leaving the hospital. I wouldn’t have had time to see her. It’s not easy, ”he continued, his throat tight.
Relatives and friends gathered on Wednesday at nightfall on Avenue d’Orléans to pay tribute to Angélique Ménard.
Flowers, commemorative posters, photos and candles were placed in her honor in front of the apartment where she grew up. “She didn’t deserve this,” a friend dropped.
The young victim was the penultimate of a blended family of five children. She had left the family nest just three months ago to move in with her boyfriend, her father reported.
In fact, it was her boyfriend who was behind the wheel in the fatal accident, according to our sources.
Loss of control
According to initial information gathered by the police, the 25-year-old allegedly fled an accident involving a van when he lost control of his car. He finished his race against a concrete mixer at the corner of Sherbrooke Street and Joseph-Versailles Boulevard.
The driver sustained lower body injuries, but his life is out of danger. The drivers of the truck and the concrete mixer escaped unharmed.
The Montreal Police Department continued its investigation on Wednesday and the driver was to be met soon by the police. No arrests had been made in this case.
“We’re talking about a hit-and-run … Let’s just say I don’t carry it in my heart,” Roger Vézina said of the driver. I hope that justice will honor my daughter. “