(Story by Brendan Pawliw)
College of New Caledonia President Henry Reiser has issued a response to yesterday’s tragic incident involving one of their own in Prince George.
A female student was on her way to class just before 5 PM when she was struck and later killed by a 47-year-old woman and the vehicle she was in.
The driver, Michelle Dac, was arrested on scene and has since been charged with impaired driving causing death.
She has been released from custody with a pending court date.
Reiser says they’re doing all they can for the students and staff who are shaken up by this tragedy.
“We’ve lowered the flag, we’re offering extensive counselling support for students and staff – the college community has set up a memorial for the student and we also know of a GoFundMe campaigning.”
The page has raised more than 27 thousand dollars to date.
Reiser says it’s been a very traumatic event for not only the students who witnessed it and the classmates but also our staff as well.
He adds they reached out to the victim’s family who is located in India and are making the proper arrangements.
“I spoke to the parents last evening and we are working at trying to repatriate the student with their family.”
Reiser says CNC is also looking into a possible overpass/underpass for the area where the accident took place so this doesn’t happen again.