Legacy fund set up in honour of drunk driving victim
Published Tuesday, May 5, 2015 6:10AM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 5, 2015 8:14AM MDT
The friends and family of a young woman who was killed by an alleged drunk driver early Saturday morning have set up a fund to honour her memory.
Jillian Lavallee, 25, died of injuries she sustained when a speeding Cadillac Escalade ran a red light and slammed into the taxi she was in.
The crash also killed the taxi driver, 46-year-old Amritpal Karbanda.
Organizers of the fundraiser say that Lavallee ‘responsibly took a cab’ when she realized that she could not drive home herself.
The goal is to raise $20,000, with a portion of the money going to support Karbanda’s family and another portion to be donated to MADD Canada.
Police have charged 20-year-old Ali Montoya in connection with the incident.