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Brooklyn Community Shows Support for Family That Lost 5 Members in LI Car Crash

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Members of a Brooklyn community came together Friday to show support for a family that lost five of its members.

Brooklyn lawmakers and clergy members were joined on the steps of City Hall by relatives of 37-year-old Myriam Lebrun to plea for help for their family.

Lebrun was killed along with her three children last weekend. Their grandmother was also killed.

Lebrun's sister, Viola, is hoping kind-hearted New Yorkers will help them pay for a proper funeral for her loved ones.

"These five people, they were my rock. I don't know if I'll be able to move on without them," Viola Lebrun said.

"The awesome weight, emotional weight of losing five family members is compounded by the financial weight of having to bury them," said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

Lebrun was heading home from a family gathering on Long Island Saturday night when she lost control of her car along the Southern State Parkway on Long Island.

Police are looking into whether speed or alcohol played a part in the crash.

The family started an online fundraiser. Anyone interesting in donating can go to gofundme.com/dhyelc.

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