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Community comes together for Lexy Bertrand benefit
VIDOR - by Haley Bull
Hundreds of family, friends and community members came together at Woods Pavilion in Vidor for a benefit for Alexandria Bertrand's family.
The 16-year old died from her injuries last month after a car crashed into the minivan in which Bertrand was a passenger. The van was stopped at a red light at the Hwy. 90 and Main St. intersection in Vidor.
Investigators said they believe evidence indicates Kelvin Roy, 32, deliberately crashed his car into the minivan, trying to kill his girlfriend and himself. Roy is charged with murder and remains in the Orange County Jail on a $1 million bond.
Sunday, the Vidor community celebrated Lexy Bertrand's life with a fundraiser.
"I mean she's always smiling, always made other people smile and I miss her," David Thompson said.
"She was always fun, laughing she was never sad, she was just a great person to be around," Cassy Downs said.
Hundreds of people came together at Woods Pavilion.
"It's a community event, the whole community's come together and we're just here to have a good time for her, this is for her," event organizer Constance Ozio said.
The day included food, bake sales, face painting, balloon animals, t-shirt sales, a car show and auction.
"It's a beautiful thing and this community is a beautiful community," Bertrand's uncle and event organizer Richard Hall said.
It included people beyond Vidor.
"It's not just one community this is the whole Golden Triangle," Larry McClelland said.
"Everyone's pulling together and making things happen for the family," Leonard Randle said.
A community standing together in the face of tragedy.
"She's the kind of girl that would really just want to see everyone smile," Bertrand's cousin, Tiara Burge, said.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will help the Bertrand family with expenses.