WINNIPEG – The woman killed on King Street Thursday morning was Siloam Mission staff member Oanh Pham, the downtown charity says.
The 33 year old was struck by a Reimer Soils dump truck while attempting to cross at the intersection of Logan Avenue and King Street at around 8:30 a.m.
A manager with the company confirmed to Global News they are speaking with police and have an internal investigation going on.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased,” said Reimer Soils manager Jeremy Voth.
Pham leaves behind her one and a half year old daughter. Since October 2014 she worked with the volunteer services support team at Siloam, which serves Winnipeg’s less fortunate with a homeless shelter and other services.
“It’s so heart breaking,” said the acting executive director at Siloam Mission Dr. Garry Corbett. “She gave to our folks on the street, the homeless, her community, our community and it was such a wonderful thing that she did and she’ll be so greatly missed.”
Siloam volunteer Florance Akey said she wants Pham to be remembered for making a positive difference in the lives of people she knew.
“She’s so young… to lose her life the way it happened,” said Akey. “She was family, it was like we were her kids, even though she was younger than I am but… just like a sister.”
King Street was closed to the public until after 1:00 p.m. Thursday. Winnipeg Police said they expect a lengthy investigation and have not said if they will lay charges.