Family and friends gather for benefit to honor young mother

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

A benefit was held Saturday night for the Mishawaka mother who died during a bizarre crash last week.

Amanda Ezra was hanging her head out of the passenger side window, vomiting, when the driver went over a curb and drove too close to a utility pole.

Ezra hit her head and died.

A benefit was held Saturday night at the Hideout Lounge in Mishawaka.

Proceeds from the event went to Ezra's family, including her children.

"It's a pretty good thing. I'm actually glad everyone has come out to support her," said Jonathan Keaton, a friend of Ezra's, "We have a lot of regulars here that know her that have come here singing. It's actually a good thing."

"She's made an impact on everyone here in some way sort or form...she's done something in some way to help everyone," said Keaton.

23-year-old Kyle Papa is facing several charges in connection with the crash including driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and fleeing the scene of a crash.


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