More than $110,000 raised for family of Brampton teens killed in crash


Published August 25, 2022 at 3:49 pm

A collage of Judah (left), Tirzah (centre) and Pharaoh (right) Blackman posted to Gofundme

Over a thousand donations have poured in as friends, family and community members are lending financial and emotional support to a Brampton family grappling with the deaths of three teenage siblings killed in a car crash last weekend.

Tirzah, Judah, and Pharaoh Blackman died in the early hours of Saturday (Aug. 20) in a single-vehicle collision in Brampton.

Multiple crowdfunding pages have been started to help support the Blackman family and, as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, more than $110,000 have been raised on crowdfunding websites to pay for expenses.

There have been over 1,200 donations made so far to three GoFundMe pages to help support the Blackman family, including one by Keyanna Blackman-Warren who says she is the victims’ older sister.

“They lit up every room and were notoriously known for being joined at the hip,” Blackman-Warren wrote on the memorial page. “They were funny, witty, caring, kind, and loving all at the same time.”

Another fundraiser started by a Crystal L says the family have been “absolutely devastated” by the teen’s deaths, and a third crowdfunding page from the International Soccer Club is also raising funds for the family in Pharoah’s memory.

Some donations have ranged from $25.00 to as much as $500.00

A collage of Judah (left), Tirzah (centre) and Pharaoh (right) Blackman posted to Gofundme.

Peel Regional Police said officers were called to the area of Conestoga Rd. and Elmvale Ave. around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday for reports of a single-vehicle crash.

Police said the vehicle was travelling southbound on Conestoga Dr. when it left the roadway for unknown reasons and crashed into a tree.

Fire and emergency services who first arrived on the scene found the vehicle engulfed in flames, and all three occupants of the vehicle were pronounced dead on the scene.

Police are still investigating what led to the crash.

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