Charges laid following death of CNC student

Sandeep Kaur (GoFundMe photo)
Sandeep Kaur (GoFundMe photo)

Police have charged Michelle Dac, 47, with impaired driving causing death following yesterday’s fatal accident that killed at College of New Caledonia student.

The female student was was struck by a vehicle in front of the college on Highway 97 between 18th Avenue and 22 Avenue at about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday. She later died in hospital.

Dac was arrested at the scene. She has been released from custody with a pending court date.

The name of the student has not officially been released. However a GoFundMe campaign has identified her as Sandeep Kaur.

“Sandeep Kaur moved to Canada two moths ago to further pursue her post secondary education,” says the post created by TJ Grewal. “She was involved in a serious car accident today and unfortunately passed away. It was extremely difficult to phone her parents in India and tell them the heartbreaking news. We hope to raise money to send Sandeep’s body back to India. Her father is a truck driver and had put every last penny he had earned to help his daughter fulfill her dream of living in Canada.”

The campaign has already raised $29,351. (See below for more details.)

The College has put special measures in place to help those closest to the student through this difficult situation.

“We are deeply saddened by the news tonight that one of our students has died as a result of this collision,” said CNC President Henry Reiser. “Our first thoughts go out to the student’s family, to whom we offer our sincerest condolences. We also grieve with those closest to this student, including roommates, friends, classmates and instructors who were with them during their time on campus.”

CNC will have support services available to both students and employees tomorrow on the Prince George campus.