UNITED STATES-ACCIDENT-Haitian American legislator saddened by death of five Haitians in NY car crash

Dr. Mathieu Eugene a Haitian American legislator here has expressed sadness over the death of five of Haitians in car crash in Long Island last weekend.

Myriam Lebrun 37, a Haitian-born resident of East Flatbush, Brooklyn, was heading west last Saturday on the Southern State Parkway in Babylon, Long Island with her three children and their grandmother, when the car veered off the highway, crashed in to a tree and burst into flames.

Lebrun, her children Marcus Jeanty, 14, Marcel Jeanty, 9, and Kayla Jeanty, 8, and their grandmother Moise Yolande, 68, were all pronounced dead at the scene.

“My deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to the relatives and loved ones of the five people who lost their lives in Saturday night’s tragic car crash,” said Eugene, who represents the 40th Council District in Brooklyn.

Eugene, the first Haitian to hold elective officer in New York City said “They will be greatly missed by everyone who had the good fortune of knowing them while they were on this Earth, and their joyful spirits will never be forgotten.”

“During this very difficult time, I am asking New Yorkers to show support for the family of the deceased.”

At a press conference on the steps of City Hall in lower Manhattan on Friday, Eugene, was joined by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and local community and religious leaders.

It was announced that donations to the Lebrun family were being accepted to help alleviate the cost of funeral and burial expenses.