My name is Jimmy Giang and I am a very close family friend of the Khiev family. I set up this Go Fund Me page on behalf of their family so that they can focus on arranging the funeral and be together to grieve during this difficult time. All of the donations will be going to Laksmei Khiev.
Here is the victims sister statement:
Dear Friends and Family,
My name is Mimi Khiev and it pains me to inform you all that on December 26th around 9 p.m. last night, my two older brothers, Reachthon “Tonny” Khiev (31) and Reachsieh “Johnny” Khiev (27) and my younger sister, Keotepie Khiev (14) were killed in a car accident. Their car crashed into a toll plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway in Hamilton Township Sunday night and burst into flames.
Johnny and Tonny were visiting their little sisters from New Hampshire to surprise them for the holiday weekend. They were on their way back home to drop off their sisters from a day full of shopping and dinner. Unfortunately, it was their best and last Christmas as a family.
Tonny and Johnny were born in Cambodia and came to America when they were very young. They were in-home care providers for people with disabilities. Their caring nature not only translated through their career, but also through their endless kindness to everyone they encounter. They both had a huge heart and were full of life. They touched so many people's lives and deserved so much more life than they got. They fought so many battles and smiled through it all. Those who knew them know how contagious their smiles were and how they would do anything to make sure that their loved ones are taken care of. They both had aspirations of opening up a donut shop and moving their whole family to live with them in New Hampshire.
Keotepie, also known as Keo, was such a beautiful, intelligent and very sweet girl. Keo was the first Cambodian born American in the family of 9. She was currently a 9th grader attending Atlantic City High School. She finished this marking period with high honors in hoping of maintaining a well g.p.a to be able to get a great scholarship to achieve her dreams of studying abroad in Paris. She was also a proud ROTC member. She would always tell me how she is competing to beat one of our sister’s ROTC records for timed sit-ups. She loved reading Mangas, and watching anime whenever she had free time. She also spent a lot of time on discord with her high-school friends and enjoyed playing mine-craft.
My brothers were the only ones who were financially earning and supporting the family. With them gone, we are struggling to transition to a life without them during this time of grievance.
This unimaginable loss has left my family with unforeseeable expenses. This GoFundMe has been established in order to ease the burden of all three of their funeral expenses for my family. We appreciate any donation you can contribute. Thank you all for keeping them in your thoughts and prayers.