Family of teen killed in collision seeks healing and justice

More than 100 people braved Monday night's bad weather to be there for the family of Alexandria Bertrand. She was affectionately known as Lexy.

They held a candlelight vigil in her memory.

The candles shed light on what have been dark days in Vidor, every since the 16-year-old was killed in a collision on Friday.

Her stepmother, Miranda Bertrand, could hardly speak about Lexy without getting emotional.

She told us, "She was my baby."

Many of those at the vigil were Lexy's high school friends. They prayed, shared Lexy stories, looked at photos and comforted the family.

Lexy's step-grandmother, Melody Randel, expressed her gratitude. She said, "We're so thankful for everybody, and all the prayers that's been out, we're so appreciative."

Orange County authorities issued a murder warrant for Kelvin Roy Monday afternoon.

Randel told 12News, "I just hope justice is done, I do believe it should be murder.

Roy drove the car that crashed into the minivan Lexy was a passenger in. His ex-girlfriend Taralyn Brown was in Roy's car. She says he was driving recklessly, enraged, cussing at her and threatening to kill both of them.

Brown accuses him of purposely slamming into the van, and taking Lexy's life.

Brown also told police Roy was high on "dip", she described that as cigarettes soaked in a chemical and then smoked.

Vidor police also found eight bags of what appeared to be marijuana on the ground near Roy's car door, and one bag of possible crack cocaine on his floorboard.

Lexy's family says her organs will be donated.

Randel says the girl made that decision herself when she was just 14.

An account for Lexy's family has been set up at the Mobil Oil Credit Union.


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