Vermilion

Sep 3, 2012 6:18 PM by Erin Steuber

Reward will be set for information regarding fatal hit-and-run in Gueydan

A reward will soon be set up for anyone with information regarding a fatal hit-and-run in Gueydan August 25.


40-year-old Amy Breaux, died from her injuries August 28. That same crash left her fiancee, Ruston Bourque, in the hospital with severe injuries. Gueydan Duck Festival officials say the organization, and family of Amy Breaux, have agreed to start a reward fund. But, they are waiting to speak to state police before announcing the amount. Officials say several people have already come forward willing to donate.


Breaux and Bourque, were leaving the Duck Festival when they were hit by an oncoming car. At this time there are no new leads in the case. Louisiana State Police say they are looking for a small white passenger car, similar to a Honda Accord, with damage to the front, and sides of the vehicle.


Bourque remains in the hospital, on September 4 he will undergo his fourth surgery to repair severe breaks in his legs.


"I had the fortune of being her fiancee, you know, me and Amy have been together for 12 years, you know, 12 wonderful years, so we never expected this to be cut short," said Bourque. "So please help us."


"We just want whoever this is to please step forward, our family will not rest, and our family will not stop trying to find out who did this, until they're found," said Breaux's oldest daughter, Lacey Benoit. "This has torn us apart."


"It's hard to say goodbye," said Rodney Breaux Jr., Breaux's brother. "It was hard to say goodbye when I left to return home, and now I know I'm saying goodbye forever, and that's not fair."


If you have any information please 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.
The Gueydan Duck Festival has a regular monthly meeting scheduled September 5. -They say they'll discuss ways to improve the festival in light of the accident, however, no official agenda has been set at this time.

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