Maëva David Death, Obituary – The identity of the second young victim has been revealed five days after a Laval transit bus crashed into a daycare center, causing the deaths of two children and injuring six others. Mava David’s parents released a statement in which they described their daughter as “a ray of sunshine, who devoured life.” The statement was made in conjunction with Mava’s older brother and sister.
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; however, she was able to be concentrated and calm while she was engaged in her activities.” They said that Mava enjoyed going to her daycare very much. “It was her world, a place she loved to go to so she could play with her friends,” she said.
On the previous Wednesday, a bus driver for the Laval transit system named Pierre Ny St-Amand crashed his vehicle into the Garderie Éducative de Sainte-Rose at approximately 8:30 in the morning, right as parents were bringing their children inside. Parents who were present at the scene were able to calm down St. Amand, who was acting erratically, and people rushed to the scene in an effort to rescue children who were trapped under the rubble.
St. Amand was taken into custody and is facing multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, and assault with a weapon that caused bodily harm. On Friday, he is scheduled to appear in court once again. The identity of the second victim, Jacob Gauthier, who was four and a half years old, was revealed a week ago. On Thursday, the Sainte-Rose-de-Lima Church will be the location of his funeral services.