Ascension family receives Christmas donation, after son killed in accident
ASCENSION PARISH - The family of a boy killed by a truck a few weeks before Christmas received a generous donation from the community.
14-year-old Brennan Rube was riding his bike along Highway 73 when a truck hit and killed him instantly.
His parents were stranded on the side of a road in Baton Rouge, because something went wrong with their car. A good Samaritan saw they needed help, and pulled over.
"I was trying to catch up to them to let them know they busted their radiator, at that time I didn't know that there was an emergency," said Chris Wagley.
After driving them all the way to the scene of the accident, Wagley decided to collect donations from the community in order to give the grieving family a decent Christmas.
So far he's collected over $6,000.
"[It's] hard to believe how many people have come together to help us get through Christmas, because this is going to be a hard one without Brennan," said Christine Bartholmey, the victim's mother.
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