Morgane Rolland has been identified as the 22-year-old French beauty queen that was killed in Loire, France, last week when she was hit by a tractor-trailer.
According to a report from French news outlet Le Figaro, the 22-year-old model was riding a bicycle with a friend when she was veered off the road to avoid an oncoming car and was then struck and killed by a nearby tractor-trailer.
Reports indicate that after colliding with the tractor-trailer, Rolland’s bike got wedged between the tractor and the trailer, resulting in her being pulled underneath the heavy machinery.
Following the crash, Rolland was taken to a hospital by helicopter, where she was later tragically pronounced dead. The friend Rolland was with and the operator of the tractor-trailer were both unharmed.
Rolland finished second in the of the 2017 Miss Loire contest and competed in a 2018 beauty pageant that would have sent her to the Miss France competition if she came out victorious.
In a statement on Instagram, Sylvie Tellier — who is the national director of the Miss France Organization — called Rolland’s death a tragedy.
“When fate steals the life of a young woman of 22 years, we can only be shaken by the tragedy. Have a good voyage to the land of angels, beautiful Morgane!” Tellier’s emotional Instagram tribute read.
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Quand le destin vole la vie d’une jeune femme de 22ans, nous ne pouvons qu’être boulversés par ce drame. Bon voyage au pays de anges belle Morgane! Des pensées émues pour ses parents, son fiancé, ses proches et pour le comité Miss Loire qui a eu la chance de partager des moments de bonheur avec Morgane. #Destinvole #RIP #Drame #injustice @missfrance
In addition to being a beauty pageant contestant, Rolland was also a volunteer at her local fire station.
The thoughts and prayers of our entire staff are with the friends, family, and various loved ones of Morgane Rolland during this extremely difficult time.
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