Yvonne Hendrikx identified as hit-and-run victim
Police still looking for transport truck they believe was involved
A young Ottawa woman has been identified as the victim of Friday’s hit-and-run involving a transport truck in downtown Ottawa.
Yvonne Hendrikx, an employee of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, was struck and killed as she walked down Rideau Street near Waller Street around 6 a.m. Friday.
Police are still looking for a B-Train transport truck, which is a truck pulling two trailers.
People in the area on Tuesday repeated the message heard Friday that they're worried by trucks cutting the corner at the intersection.
Area councillor Mathieu Fleury said he's hopeful plans for a truck tunnel can come together quickly.
"It's a 15-month study but obviously what we want is not to engage in a 10-year process, but to really get into a period of 12 to 24 months where we can turn around and have a true solution to this really Ottawa-specific issue," he said.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police collisions unit at 613-236-1222 extension 2481.
An online obituary said Hendrikx is survived by her parents Cornel and Gina and her boyfriend, Dr. Daniel MacDonald.
A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday.