Vermilion

Feb 22, 2013 11:09 PM by Erin Steuber

Family Remembers Hit-and-Run Victim on Her Birthday, Still Hopeful for Justice

For six months now, a Vermilion Parish family has been waiting for answers in the death of a loved one. Tonight the wait continues, still no arrests to report in the death of Amy Breaux. She and her fiance were hit by a car while crossing the street as they left the Gueydan Duck Festival last August. Breaux died days later, her fiance, Ruston Bourque, is still going through physical therapy. And while the wait for justice continues, tonight was about remembering Amy on what would have been her 41st birthday.

It's the first birthday without Amy Breaux, the friend, the daughter and the mother taken far too soon.

"This is a special day for us, and it just hurts knowing that she's not here. It's the first birthday without her, and it's just really hard, but with the family we'll just have to stick together," said Breaux's youngest daughter, Kiley Benoit.

Amy's close family and friends gathered at the scene of that accident, praying a rosary in her memory. They then walked down main street, to the town hall, where they held a candle light vigil.

"They say it gets easier. It's not," said Breaux's mother, Barbara Breaux.

"I feel like we had a lot of support, more than we expected, and pretty much it's not that I'm getting over it, I'm getting used to it," said Breaux's oldest daughter, Lacey Benoit.

Still no arrests in this case, but state police say they are looking for a white car that fled the scene.

"We keep looking at everybody like why she was so innocent," said Breaux's sister, Misty Matthews. "Just please turn yourself in so our family can sleep all night knowing you gave yourself up."

"It's not gonna bring her home, but it will give us some closure," said Barbara Breaux.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call state police at 337-262-5880.

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