LAPD officer loses 2 sons in horrific Carson crash, fundraiser underway

LAPD Officer Kenneth Baxter (center) pictured with his two sons who were both killed Nov. 5 in a Carson crash. Photo: GoFundMe

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 Friday 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.

Information about helping the family with funeral expenses is available at https://www.gofundme.com/officerbaxter.

–City News Service