February 21, 2015

Kalonda Hawkins - killed by an alleged drunk driver in New Orleans, Louisiana

Kalonda Hawkins, age 40, died on February 14, 2015, at hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Kalonda Hawkins; Logan Calhoun
During the early morning hours, Kalonda was driving when she was struck by another vehicle which flipped over her car, trapping her inside.  She was only a block from her home. She was injured fatally. 

Kalonda was an employee of the Audubon Nature Institute.  This is a popular zoo and aquarium facility in New Orleans. 

Logan Calhoun, age 21, from Texas, has been arrested in connection with this accident.  It is alleged that he was drunk at the time of the collision and that he ran through a stop sign just before he crashed into Kalonda's vehicle.  The police said that his blood alcohol limit was 3 times the allowed amount, that he was swaying on his feet and that he slurred his words. 

Advice To All Drivers: If you find that you are wasted, drunk or doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi; or stay where you are until
Angels of God, pray for Kalonda and
for those who have lost her.
you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

Regret can last a lifetime. 

A funeral service was held for Kalonda today at the Guiding Light Baptist Church. 

Friends describe Kalonda as a loving and sweet person. She always had a smile on her face and was helpful to others.  She was uptempo. She did her best. She will be forever missed.

Kalonda's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. They have forgiven the man who caused her death.  She will be forever mourned.

Kalonda is survived by many loving friends and family members including her mother, Jocelyn Reed; and her 3 year old son, Zander.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray for justice for Kalonda. 

Pray for Kalonda's son who has lost his mother. 

God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Kalonda is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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