First Photo Of The Only Survivor Of Hudson River Tragedy, LaShaun Armstrong

Fri, April 15, 2011 11:12am EST by 1 Comment

SplashNews.comLaShaun was the only one of his siblings who escaped from the sinking minivan his mother, LaShanda drove into the Hudson River in Newburgh, NY on Tuesday, April 12.

LaShaun Armstrong, 10, is putting on a brave face after he was involved in one of the most talked about tragedies in recent days. On Tuesday night, April 12, LaShaun’s mother LaShanda, 25, packed her four kids, including Landon, 5, Lance, 2, and 11-month-old Lainaina, into her minivan and drove it into the Hudson River in Newburgh, NY, killing herself and her three toddlers. LaShaun escaped from the vehicle and lived to tell the heartbreaking story.

LaShanda’s family had been concerned about her behavior for a few weeks, saying she was constantly apologizing to them about something they didn’t understand, but now, they do.

Minutes before she drove her car into the river, LaShanda took to her Facebook to write one last goodbye message. A message that is as eerie as what she did. At 7:13 p.m., just 47 minutes before she committed the murder-suicide, she used her Blackberry to write “I’m sorry everyone forgive me please for what I’m gonna do… This is it!!!”

Our hearts go out to LaShaun and the entire Armstrong family. We only pray the 10-year-old will get through this tough time.

–Leigh Blickley

Get more on the Newburgh tragedy:

  1. Family Trying To Make Sense Of The Senseless After Mother Kills Her Three Children
  2. Mother Kills Herself And Three Children By Driving Minivan Into River

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eddayjah hardy

Posted at 1:21 PM on April 15, 2011  

when i heard about thid tears just came proring out my eyes this really touched me and i just wanna cry!!! im so sorry that that happened and i wish lashaun good luck and keep ypur head up lil man>>things like this gets me really sad>>but ur family is looking over you now thier your angles..

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