Family of pregnant mom killed in Kenner crash launch ‘stop road rage’ campaign
KENNER, La. (WDSU) – A grieving mother and sister are fighting for changes on the road.
This comes more than a month after 22-year-old Jade Lewis, and her unborn baby, died in a road rage crash.
Now, on what would’ve been the week of Jade’s 23rd birthday, her family is launching a campaign to hopefully save lives.
“There’s a hurt that you can’t rub away. There’s a hurt that you can’t wish away. There’s just hurt,” said Dorothy Lewis, Jade’s mom.
Kenner police said road rage was to blame for the January 30 crash on West Esplanade, that killed Jade and her unborn son, Mydas.
“My sister and my nephew are dead, and that’s final.
Once you react in a certain way, you can’t take that back,” said her sister, Domonique Hutson.
Jade’s family is now turning their pain into passion and starting a campaign about road rage.
“Don’t be so quick to be angry because someone won’t let you over or they cut you off. If someone is driving erratic like they’re in a rush, just let them have it. Be the bigger person,” Lewis said.
“We just want to help save somebody; save yourself,” said Hutson.
Police arrested the other driver in this crash, Shannon Alvarez.
She faces several charges including Vehicular Homicide and Third Degree Feticide.
Jade’s family invites the public to learn more about their stop the road campaign.
Join them Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m.
It will be held at the crash site on West Esplanade near the Lake Trail intersection.