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Elected Officials Call For Aid For Southern State Parkway Crash Victims’ Family

State troopers investigate at the scene of a single-vehicle crash that left five people dead on the Southern State Parkway on Aug. 23, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

State troopers investigate at the scene of a single-vehicle crash that left five people dead on the Southern State Parkway on Aug. 23, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and other community leaders gathered Friday to call for support for the relatives of five people killed last weekend in a fiery crash on Long Island.

As 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported, Viola Lebrun has been struggling for the past week with the aftermath of a fiery crash on the Southern State Parkway, which left five members of her family dead.

Elected Officials Call For Aid For Southern State Parkway Crash Victims' Family

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Al Jones reports

“These five people – they were my rock. I don’t know how I’ll be able to move on,” she said.

Her sister — Myriam Lebrun, 37, of East Flatbush, Brooklyn — was driving through North Babylon last Saturday as she returned from a family gathering in Suffolk County. Her Honda Accord veered off the roadway, smashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing her, police said.

Also killed were her mother, Yolande Moise, and Lebrun’s children — 14-year-old Marquis Jeanty, 9-year-old Marcel Jeanty and 8-year-old Kayla Jeanty.

“This is horrible. One person is already too much — five members of the same family,” said City Councilman Mathieu Eugene (D-40th.)

Eugene called on New Yorkers to chip in and help pay for the funerals of the five family members who died in the crash.

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