Aug 31, 2012 11:56 PM by Erin Steuber

Family of Gueydan hit-and-run accident want answers

A Gueydan family continues to struggle with the unexpected loss of a loved one. Forty-year-old Amy Breaux was laid to rest Friday after passing away from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident last Saturday. KATC's Erin Steuber spent time with the family who is praying someone comes forward.
"Hopefully we find out who hit us and took Amy's life because lord knows she didn't deserve that," said Breaux's Fiance Ruston Bourque.
Saturday Amy Breaux and Bourque were walking to their car after the Gueydan Duck Festival. In a split second, their lives were changed forever. Bourque and Breaux were hit by an oncoming car.
"We were at he Duck festival and Amy was there to take me home. She doesn't drink, I drink, so she really doesn't deserve this, and we have no recollection of who hit us, or what hit us or anything like that," said Bourque. "So if anyone knows, anyone knows anything, I mean I'm a 230 lb. man, so this car has some damage on it, this car definitely has some damage on it."
Bourque remains in the hospital and has already undergone 3 surgeries to repair breaks in his legs. Breaux's family and friends say they hope someone steps forward, and they will not rest until they have answers.
"We know it's not gonna change the outcome of what has taken place, but I think the person that's responsible for this needs to be aware of what he's done to a family, a friend, a community," said Breaux's brother Rodney Breaux Jr.
After Breaux's service, many gathered to remember her. Her daughters both saying they will always remember her smile.
"I'll never forget that the way she'd smile with that dimple right on the left side," said Breaux's oldest daughter Lacey Benoit.
"Momma was a fun person to be around, never a dull moment, loved to make everyone laugh, cut up," said her youngest daughter Kiley Benoit. "It's not fair for what happened to my momma, and we have to suffer for someone's stupidity. It's just not fair that the person that's doing this, that did this, that caused this tragedy, is out there living their life and my momma, we'll never have my momma back."
There are no leads in the case, anyone with information is asked to call Gueydan or State police.
"I'd call her no matter what time of the night, and it's jut not fair," said Breaux's sister Misty Matthews. "She was our sister, she was their mother, and you know it's like, please come forward, because we need to know, she didn't deserve it."
"I really miss her, and I wish I could have her back," said her sister Kristy Breaux.

If you know anything about this hit-and-run, call the the Gueydan Police Department at 337-536-9219, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office at 337-898-4409, or Louisiana State Police at 337-262-5880.


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