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Account set up to help family with medical bills following fatal crash in Breaux Bridge

Posted at 5:17 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 22:30:13-04

Two children killed in a car crash on Good Friday were laid to rest today at Kinchen Funeral Home in Lafayette. Both were students at Breaux Bridge Elementary.

12-year-old Trayvon Alexander and 11-year-old Keshon Batiste, of Breaux Bridge, were in a vehicle involved in a single-car crash on April 10th; Alexander's mother and two other juvenile passengers were injured, but they are expected to recover.

Alexander's family had insurance, but Batiste's did not for the funeral expenses, so that's when Shaquille O'Neal stepped in to help, according to Phil Conrad, speaking on behalf of O'Neal. He said O'Neal initially indicated he'd pay for it all if needed.

Conrad is a former Lafayette City Marshal's Office employee and personal friends with Shaq, who was also a former deputy.

The family is still in need of help to pay medical expenses while they recover. You can donate via their GoFundMe, HERE

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