Ann-Laure Decadt, a 31-year-old mother of two, was riding bicycles with her mom and two sisters along the West Side of Lower Manhattan when she was mowed down by Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant who police say “had been planning [the attack] for a number of weeks”
Although her three family members escaped the scene uninjured,Â Decadt was rushed to the hospital where she tragically died from her injuries.
Decadt’sÂ husband,Â Alexander Naessens, said he learned about his wife’s death after receiving a call from New York Presbyterian Hospital officials.
“She was a wonderful wife and the most beautiful mom of our 3-month- and 3-year-old sons,” Naessens toldÂ HLN. “This loss is unbearable and can not be overcome.”
Five victims of the attackÂ were identified earlier as a group of Argentinian friends who were celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1987 high school graduation.
HernÃ¡n Mendoza, Diego Angelini, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel ErlijÂ and HernÃ¡n FerruchiÂ were confirmed dead in a statement by Argentina’sÂ foreign ministry.
The fiveÂ friends were from Rosario, a port city in northern Argentina, andÂ had gone to school together at Rosario’s Polytechnic School.