My sons are younger members of the scouts in Bolderberg and although we did not know Leen, we know her mother, Elly Reynders, who is active in the community particularly in the Gezinsbond. When something terrible happens in a close-knit village community, many are affected. My older son and I will attend the funeral as a mark of respect to their family.
16/07 “We zullen je herinneren als goedlachse vriendin”. People are paying tribute to Leen leaving messages and flowers in Sint-Jobsstraat where the fatal accident happened.
“Leen was een opgewekt blij meisje, een echte levensgenieter”, vertellen Loes Keunen en Hans Roose, sinds jaar en dag haar medeleiders bij scoutsvereniging De Trappers in Heusden-Zolder. “Haar dood is een enorm verlies voor iedereen.”
Her friend, Charlotte Proesmans, was lightly injured.
Apparently, the 24 year old motorist fell asleep at the wheel. He had been working as a DJ and took a bloodtest to show that he had hardly drunk any alcohol. Ironically, he was in the same student club as Leen. He drove away from the accident without stopping but was later identified by an employee from Carglass in Hasselt when he took his car for repair.
Het Belang Van Limburg 16 July