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Man accused of killing Vidor girl speaks out

An Orange County Justice of the Peace has set the bond for a man charged in a collision that killed a Vidor High School student at $1 million.

Kelvin Lee Roy, 32 of Beaumont, was taken to the Orange County Jail Friday morning.  He was arraigned at 3 p.m. by Orange County Precinct One Justice of the Peace Judge David Peck who set the $1 million bond.

Police say Roy caused the February 8 accident that killed Alexandria "Lexy" Bertrand, 16, of Vidor.  Investigators say he and his former girlfriend, Taralynn Brown, were in a car together when he rammed the vehicle in which Bertrand was a passenger.

Brown told police Roy was on drugs and intentionally caused the wreck, attempting to kill Brown and himself. Brown's family said they want to see him punished.

However, Roy denied his ex-girlfriends claims. When asked if he intentionally caused the accident or if he was trying to commit suicide, he said "No."

He also offered condolences to Lexy's family.

Roy's family said their heart goes out to Bertrand's family, but they're hoping for a possible charge of manslaughter, instead of murder. However, Orange county authorities based a murder charge on what Brown told police.

Funeral arrangements for Lexy Bertrand are set for Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pecan Acres Baptist Church in Vidor.

Roy remains held in the Orange County Jail.

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