Four months after a fatal car crash on the l’Anse à l’Orme Rd. in Kirkland, questions remain unanswered about the accident that claimed the lives of two West Island young people on the way home from a night of drinking downtown.
A Quebec coroner’s report released Wednesday has ruled Jean Desir Fils Milfort’s death as accidental. The report states simply that the 22-year-old Kirkland football player, who was a passenger in the car being driven by 20-year-old Vanessa Empsall of Pincourt, died of massive head injuries at the scene of the crash.
Yet to be released is the coroner’s report on Empsall’s death.
Empsall, the driver, was critically injured June 7 when she lost control of her vehicle on a dark, unlit stretch of l’Anse a l’Orme Rd. and, went off the road and hit a tree. A jogger caller 911 when he discovered the vehicle in the ditch at 6:17 a.m. Empsall died later in hospital.
Neither Empsall or Milfort were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, according to the coroner’s report released Wednesday. The report also stated that there was no evidence that the driver had attempted to brake at the sight of the crash.