Community holds candlelight vigil a year after teen killed by drunk driver in Gonzales

Community holds candlelight vigil a year after teen killed by drunk driver in Gonzales
A candlelight vigil was held a year after Caleb Loots, 18, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in Gonzales. (Source: Pexels)

GONZALES, La. (WAFB) - After exactly a year after 18-year-old Caleb Loots was killed by a drunk driver in Gonzales, community groups held a candlelight vigil to raise awareness on drunk driving.

On December 9, 2018, Loots, a recent high school graduate, was riding his motorcycle on Highway 44 near the Gonzales and Burnside exit when Ashley Seibers struck and killed him while behind the wheel.

Caleb Loots, 18
Caleb Loots, 18 (Source: Gonzales Police Department)

She had turned herself in after fleeing from authorities and was charged with vehicular homicide and DWI.

For Monday’s event, several organizations, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, remembered Loots’ memory in hopes of shining a light on drunk driving.

The vigil was held at the crash site.

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