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Bridgeport Rallies To Help Family Of 23-Year-Old Killed In Rest Area Crash

Lucky Keophannga and his family
Lucky Keophannga and his family Photo Credit: GoFundMe

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The family of a Bridgeport man who was killed in a crash at a I-95 rest area Thursday morning is asking for help with his funeral and burial expenses.

Lucky Keophannga was killed two days after his 23rd birthday when his car crashed into the back of a tractor tailer at the I-95 rest area in Fairfield just after 1 a.m. Thursday. State police said the truck was illegally parked in a fire lane. Keophannga was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Hours after Keophannga's death, his sister set up a GoFundMe to help the family pay for the expenses. She described her brother as a hardworking employee at BIC who "was loved by all."

"His humor, generosity, and kindness is what made him a lovable young man. He was always that person friends would turn to when they needed help," she wrote.

"Not only was he my young and only brother, but he was my best friend as well. He may be my baby brother, but he always took on the role of the older, mature sibling and always took great care of me, the family and his small growing family as well," she said.

Keophannga left behind his parents, two sisters, and a girlfriend who had two children for whom he had taken on the role of step dad, according to the GoFundMe campaign.

As of 2:30 p.m. the campaign had raised $2,700 of its $20,000 goal.

Click here to support the GoFundMe campaign.

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