Friends of a young woman killed in a hit and run last week have launched a fundraising campaign to cover her family’s funeral costs.
25-year-old Emily Sheane was on her way home from work late Wednesday night when her vehicle was hit by a speeding Range Rover allegedly running a red light.
The GoFundMe, which has already raised more than $6,000 in a day for Sheane’s family, describes her as a bright light.
“She was a loving daughter, a dear sister, a devoted girlfriend, and the best friend that anyone could’ve asked for. Emily’s smile, her striking beauty, and her young, adventurous spirit will forever be missed.”
The campaign also thanks wellwishers for the outpouring of love and grief for Sheane in the wake the accident.
“The family has been overwhelmed by all of the kind thoughts, words, and prayers, and are truly grateful to those who have paid tribute to Emily on social media and have brought bouquets of flowers to their home and to the crash site in celebration of her life. The love and support has been amazing.”
Burnaby RCMP are still looking for a man and a woman who are believed to have been in the 2006 grey range rover that ploughed into Sheane’s vehicle at Deer Lake Parkway and Willingdon ave, and were seen fleeing the scene.
Police have released a description of one of the suspects.
• Caucasian female
• Dirty blonde or light brown hair, tied up high into a bun
• Prominent facial features
• Wearing a dark coat possibly a trench-coat style
• It is possible that she has facial injuries
• Believed to be in her mid-twenties.
RCMP say the suspects may have been hurt in the crash.
Investigators also say the Range Rover was “fraudulently obtained,” but haven’t elaborated any further.
Anyone with information is asked to call Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922 or Crimestoppers if they want to remain anonymous.