LAPD Officer's Sons Killed in Car Crash on Their Way Home From Basketball Practice - NBC Southern California

LAPD Officer's Sons Killed in Car Crash on Their Way Home From Basketball Practice



    Brothers Killed in Car Crash After Basketball Practice

    A Los Angeles Police Department officer received a call after his shift that his two sons were killed in a car accident in Carson as they were on their way home from basketball practice. Chuck Henry reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (Published Friday, Nov. 10, 2017)

    Two of three people killed in a two-vehicle traffic crash in Carson last weekend were the sons of a 30-year Los Angeles Police Department veteran, and funds were being raised to help their family pay funeral expenses.

    The crash occurred about 2:20 a.m. Sunday in the area of Del Amo and Avalon boulevards, said Lt. Luis Trego of the Los Angeles County sheriff's Carson Station.

    Christopher Baxter, 26, and Jonathan Baxter, 23 -- the sons of LAPD Officer Kenneth Baxter -- were in a vehicle that was T-boned by another whose driver also died in the crash.

    That person's name was not immediately available.

    Baxter was on his way home from a graveyard shift in the LAPD's Pacific Division when he learned of his sons' deaths, according to a gofundme page set up on the family's behalf.

    Baxter and his sons all attended Verbum Dei High School in Watts, Christopher graduating in 2010 and Jonathan in 2012. The officer said his sons were so close that he didn't think one would have wanted to go on without the other.

    If you would like to donate to a GoFundMe account set up to help funeral costs, you may do so here. Note that GoFundMe deducts 7.9 percent of all funds raised in the form of platform and payment processing charges.

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