Maëva David Obituary, Death – The identity of the second young victim who was killed in the Laval transit bus crash that also left six other youngsters injured has been revealed five days after the incident. Mava David’s parents released a statement in which they said that they, together with Mava’s older brother and sister, have lost “a ray of brightness, who devoured life.
According to the letter written by Jessica Therrien and Nicolas David, “Overflowing with energy, she appeared to spend more time in the air than on the ground, but she was able to be focussed and calm while she was engaging in her activities. They reported that Mava looked forward to going to her childcare every single day. “It was her world, a place she loved to go to so she could play with her buddies, you could say. A Laval transit bus driven by Pierre Ny St-Amand collided into the Garderie Éducative de Sainte-Rose on the morning of the previous Wednesday at approximately 8:30 a.m, just as parents were dropping off their children for the day.
An upset St. Amand, 51, was calmed down by parents who were present at the site, and many raced to the scene to try to pull children out from under the wreckage. St. Amand was taken into custody and has been charged with two charges of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and assault with a weapon that caused bodily harm.
His next scheduled appearance in court is this coming Friday. Jacob Gauthier, who was four and a half years old at the time of the attack, was named as the second victim a week ago. Thursday will be the day that his burial services are held at the Sainte-Rose-de-Lima Church.