Monroe, Louisiana. On December 17th Dawn Simmons, a mom of 9 children, was headed home from Monroe in her SUV with several of her kids on board.
Dawn and her children were in Monroe for a basketball game that Dawn’s 17-year-old son Christopher was playing in.
Christopher ended up winning his game that day, making his team undefeated, and the family began their journey home from Monroe.
Dawn’s 20-year-old daughter Lindy, her 15-year-old daughter Kamryn, and Christopher’s 16-year-old girlfriend Marissa were also in the car on their way home from the game when tragedy struck.
54-year-old John Lundy was behind the wheel of his truck headed the wrong direction down Interstate 49 (he was driving north in the southbound lane) when he slammed head-first into Dawn’s SUV.
John was declared dead on the scene, along with Dawn’s 20-year-old daughter Lindy, who had been driving Dawn’s SUV.
Dawn and the rest of her family were rushed to nearby hospitals with life-threatening injuries.
One of Dawn’s oldest children, Katie DeRouen, received a heartbreaking call from her dad Ray while at a Christmas party; he told her that her mom and siblings had been in a terrible accident.
GoFundMe; pictured above are Kamryn, Christopher, and Lindy