Two and a half years after being involved in a deadly violent face-to-face, allegedly caused by the daughter of a Hells Angels, a Montrealer gave an emotional testimony on Wednesday, as if she was reliving the scene.
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“My husband shouted my name: ‘Lina!’ I’ve never heard that cry and we’ve been married for 30 years. I lifted my head, right in front of me I saw the two lights. It was dark around, worse paf! », Said in a stroke Rosalina Henriques, her voice trembling.
A fly could have been heard flying in the courtroom of the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield courthouse during his 40-minute testimony.
In tears, the 57-year-old woman even seemed to move the accused, Karell Tanguay, who was taking notes in a notebook.
Mme Henriques was a passenger in the Jeep Liberty driven by her husband, Emil Chicas, when they were hit hard by a Nissan Juke on July 15, 2018, in Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, Montérégie.
” He will die ! “
The 61-year-old man was seriously injured, so his wife believed he would not survive this “disaster”.
“Someone came up behind me, I said, ‘He’s going to die! Help him [mon mari] ! ” », Sobbed Mme Henriques.
At the wheel of the other vehicle, the daughter of the Hells Angels Yvon Tanguay would have deviated from her lane in a curve, causing the face to face.
Courtesy photo of the Court
The victim, Olivia Drozdoski-Richardson, on the left, and the accused, Karell Tanguay.
The violent collision proved fatal for her 22-year-old passenger, Olivia Drozdoski-Richardson.
Karell Tanguay is on trial for dangerous driving, impaired driving and driving with more than 80 mg of alcohol in his blood, all causing death and injury.
On Monday, Judge Richard Marleau was able to view videos filmed in the hours leading up to the impact as the 24-year-old and her best friend partied on a boat.
Photos showing Karell Tanguay with a large, half-empty bottle of vodka in hand were also presented in court.
The trial continues Thursday.