Child Involved In Tuesday 10 Mile Road Crash Passes Away

February 16, 2019

A 7-year old involved in a crash on 10 Mile Road Tuesday afternoon has passed away.

Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol said Lillian Burdeaux succumbed to her injuries at Sacred Heart Hospital. Her mother, 38-year old Kelsey Burdeaux of Lillian, AL, and sister, 10-year old Elisabeth Burdeaux, were critically injured in the crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Kelsey Burdeaux of Lillian, AL, pulled her Toyota Camry from a stop sign on 10 Mile Road into the path of a box truck driven by 36-year old Fredrick Powell of Mobile that was traveling north of Stefani Road.

Powell did not have a stop sign in his direction of travel. He was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. No charges have been filed as the investigation continues. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


19 Responses to “Child Involved In Tuesday 10 Mile Road Crash Passes Away”

  1. olivia chancer on February 18th, 2020 7:47 pm

    Lily was a great friend I was in fourth grade but now I am in fifth grade. last year before this happened we set on the same car rider bench and every time I came out she would give me a hug and it would warm my heart and when I heard about this it broke me down I love you and I miss you.And hopefully Elizabeth is okay. love,Olivia

  2. Jeniveve DeVary on March 5th, 2019 10:03 am

    I am very sorry for Lilly. I found out a couple days ago and told my daughters who lived with this family for a year. If this family needs anything I would like to contribute as much as I am capable of. My daughters are extremely sad due to this. We are very sorry for your loss. We will keep you guys in our thoughts.

  3. A Teacher on February 20th, 2019 11:50 am

    Ms. Lillan will be missed greatly! She use to come in class and encourage me with letters, color drawings, and beautiful super hero pictures. Little did she know, it helped me through the day and brought joy to my heart when she did that. She helped everyone she meet and there was no stranger in her eyes. God used this baby to touch my most toughest days. If only we could all have this mind and heart of love!

    I loved her spirit and although she will be truly missed, my entire family will continue to pray for the mother and daughter fighting for their life right now.

    we are praying for the young man that hit this beautiful family that God will help him as well.

    God is still in control… Ms. Lillan will forever be super in my high baby girl and please tell the angels a little story about me.

  4. Prayers on February 18th, 2019 2:20 pm

    I live very close to the accident site and was on scene. Prayers for the mother whom lost her child. Prayers for the first responders whom worked very diligently to get each person out of the vehicle. Prayers to the truck driver who was involved in this accident and prayers for the other child involved to make a full recovery. I pray for strength for all involved and affected by this tragedy.

  5. Anonymous on February 18th, 2019 1:22 pm

    So Lillian and Beth are related to someone in very close with. They were devasted when they heard what happened and I can’t even start to imagine what them and their whole family has to go through with this. When they told me that Lillian passed away I couldn’t help but cry. You didn’t deserve any of this baby girl, im so very sorry that this had to happen. This is all so devastating to hear about and my payers go out to all of the family involved in this. I love you all so very much

  6. Becky on February 17th, 2019 7:03 pm

    Prayers for the family.

  7. anne 1of2 on February 16th, 2019 8:23 pm

    While I never know the people involved in these accidents, they all touch my heart. This one brings back the sisters in the wreck on Quintette Rd last year, their family is still on my prayer list. I’m like so many others, cannot imagine losing a child. God must give those families special coping skills. Only he knows why they are taken.

  8. Hannah Altman on February 16th, 2019 7:34 pm

    My Condolences

  9. Crystal on February 16th, 2019 6:37 pm

    This is such a tragic and heartbreaking accident. We have been rallying around our loved ones to show them that we love them and we support them. Watching your best friend be this strong makes one proud and also crushes your soul. Kelsey has more poise and grace in her pinky
    finger than I’ve had in myself my whole life. I am lucky to have her, the girls and our third best friend (Cassandra) in my life. I love you all so very much.

  10. Grandmaw on February 16th, 2019 3:56 pm

    My heart breaks for this family. Can’t begin to imagine this happening to any of my grandkids. Praying for the mom and sister.

  11. Jdub on February 16th, 2019 2:53 pm

    I am so sorry to hear such sad news. I have lifted them all up since the accident…I knew it was bad. May God wrap His loving arms around this entire family, the truck driver involved and all those responders carrying grief/heaviness over the loss of this child. Please feel my heartfelt condolences and prayers. May God allow healing for the mother and older sister.

  12. Jerry M on February 16th, 2019 2:18 pm

    I am hoping the box truck driver recovers from the mental stress that happens after an accident such as this. Although it apparently is not his fault, he is entwined forever in this incident. R.I.P. for the child.

  13. Jennifer knudsen on February 16th, 2019 12:37 pm

    Praying for all involved…my heart is just broken

  14. Blessed everyday on February 16th, 2019 11:33 am

    A young life gone, Father she is in your care now, keep your healing hands on her mother and sister – no words can ease the pain of this loss. Everyday, so much sadness in this world. God loves us all…

  15. Donna Bell on February 16th, 2019 11:32 am

    I’ll be in prayer not only for the child’s family, but for the First Responders who worked so hard to save all three victims. That’s a job I could not do. Maybe back when I was young, but at this point just witnessing an accident of this magnitude would send me screaming down the middle of the road. Thank you, First Responders, for the job you do.

  16. a grandmother on February 16th, 2019 11:30 am

    So very sorry for this family and the truck driver. Bless the ones that responded to this accident. There is now a little angel named Lillian.

  17. Charlotte Bates on February 16th, 2019 11:25 am

    I can’t cry easily, as I am on anti-depressant medication, but you can bet when I read this child died, I broke into tears. This latterly broke my heart. Praying for the family and friends, and praying for the mother and other child recovery. So sorry and so sad.

  18. EMD on February 16th, 2019 10:56 am

    To the injured and their family and friends: So very sorry for your injuries and your loss

  19. Beulah Boy on February 16th, 2019 10:43 am

    Prayers and condolences go out to the family in their time of loss and with hopes of a full recovery for the mom and daughter still in the hospital.

    So sad.

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