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Family sets up memorial fund for hit-and-run victim

Scott Michaud.
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August 29, 2014 - 7:26 AM

PENTICTON - The family of a young man killed in a hit-and-run accident have set up a memorial fun in his name to help support the three young children that survive him.

Scott Michaud, 27, was found dead in the early morning of August 12 alongside Skaha Lake Road in Penticton. Police said Michaud’s injuries were consistent with being struck by a vehicle.

“There’s a lot of speculation about the accident, and it’s really hard on us because we don’t have any answers,” said Ray Michaud, Scott’s father. “It makes it harder to mourn and grieve."

Michaud’s aunt set up the fund to help out the kids, ages 6, 4, and two, and his common-law wife, Whitney because “we are too emotionally broken down to do anything,” his father said.

Michaud worked in Penticton as a roofer, and was “a good kid, and always good to his kids,” his father said. He was struggling a bit and working, and “bad luck just followed him.”

RCMP are still investigating the accident and autopsy and toxicology reports have not yet revealed any information about the death.

The family has collected almost $1,000 as of Thursday morning.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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