The family and friends of Christophe Thivierge and Dominic Lemieux-Richard gathered at the intersection of Route 112 and Chemin Paul on Tuesday, Sept. 17, to criticize the Ministère du Transport Québec’s (MTQ) inaction regarding the state of the busy roadway. Thivierge, 20, and Lemieux-Richard, 23, tragically passed away on Sept. 2 after a major car accident on Route 112. Hundreds of vehicles sped by during the gathering, which lasted an hour. Voices were muffled by the sound of continuous traffic, including several dozen heavy trucks. Friends relatives of other victims of Route 112 also joined the Thivierge and Lemieux-Richard families in solidarity. “I spoke with the investigators and the coroner who examined Christophe. I only have one thing to say to the MTQ,” uttered Donald Thivierge, Christophe’s father. “When you sit down and have dinner with your children, look them in the eyes and tell them what happened to Christophe, and tell them that it’s not a worry because fixing the problems on the 112 wasn’t a priority.” See full story in the Thursday, Sept. 19 edition of The Record.
By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record