Second memorial for bus stop crash victims
A second memorial is being planned for an Ottawa couple who were killed after being hit by a car at a downtown bus stop.
Leo Paul Regnier, 36, was killed Thursday night after he and his wife were struck by a sports car while waiting for a bus on Albert Street. His wife, Sherryanne, was taken to hospital with critical injuries and died Monday morning in hospital.
A funeral for the couple has been scheduled for early next week in Cornwall, their hometown.
A second memorial is being organized by the Ottawa co-op where the couple lived before their death.
The service is to be held on Sept. 30 at Tudor Hall, located at 3750 North Bowesville Road, at 6:30 p.m. ET.
The hall seats 500 people and organizers say the public is welcome to attend.
Regnier's colleagues at Transport Canada have also set up a trust fund for the couple's three daughters — aged 10, 14 and 15. Donations can be made to the Regnier Girls Trust Fund, account number 24448095809, at any Bank of Montreal branch.
Simon Banke, 20, is facing four criminal charges, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and criminal negligence causing death.
He also faces two charges under the Highway Traffic Act, including stunt racing and having a blood alcohol level above zero, an offence for a young driver.
Police have declined to provide further information on the case, as there is a publication ban on evidence. Banke is expected to make a court appearance on Friday.