What should have been a great night out for an AC/DC fan turned into tragedy on Saturday (Sept. 5). A woman who attended their concert in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada was killed when she attempted to cross the Trans-Canada Highway and was struck by a car.
Her name was not disclosed by the police, but CTV News have discovered that she was a 22-year old woman from Riverview, New Brunswick named Stephanie Lapointe through a Facebook post by her mother, Nicole Blanchard. “R.I.P., my beautiful baby Stephanie,” it read. “I love you more than words can ever say […] I just want to wake up from this nightmare.”
The report says that Lapointe had gone to the concert with a friend, but they got separated, and, for an unknown reason, she wandered onto the highway. According to Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Isabelle Beaulieu, they received the call at 10:15PM and she was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
The Trans-Canada Highway was shut down by the police following the accident. “The road was blocked off to one lane,” Stephen Paul, who attended the concert, said. “Cops were every 100 meters directing traffic, directing them out. Every exit […] was all blocked off. You couldn’t even double-back around.”
Blanchard told CTV that her daughter had been enrolled in a police sciences course in Moncton, with classes beginning tomorrow.
The driver has not yet been identified, but Beaulieu said that it is believed that the car was being driven by a woman. The accident is still under investigation.