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A Grieving Widow’s Plea For Safe Driving

HOLMESA grieving widow supports a safe ride program hours after her husband was killed in what Slidell Police are calling an alcohol related crash.

“I just wanted to die,” widow Cynthia Noel said.

Cynthia Noel is reliving the moment she found out the love of her life had died in a car crash.

“He was a wonderful person,” Noel said.

It was around 2 o’clock, early Friday morning, when Ronnie Holmes’ SUV collided with a truck at the intersection of Front Street and Fremaux Avenue.

Sadly he died at the scene.

WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter asked, “How was the other driver? Miraculously only has minor injuries,” Slidell Police Spokesman Daniel Seuzeneau replied.

The 42-year old father of five girls had just left the house a short time to get something to eat.

His family is devastated because the fatal crash happened just a few blocks from their home.

“I want him back I been waiting all day for him to walk back through the door and he’s not,” Noel said.

Her loss has sparked a Safe and Sober Ride Program; lead by The Slidell Police Department.

“Anybody who can’t find a right home or don’t have a designated drive can call Slidell Police Department and one of our officers will provide you a safe ride to your house,”  Seuzeneau said.

Noel supports the program.

“I hope it doesn’t happen to another family because I don’t know how I’m going to make it,” she said.

Because police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, and because national statistics show a spike in alcohol related crashes during New Year Celebrations, this grieving widow is sending a tearful plea to the public.

“To not drink and drive and keep your loved ones close to you and don’t let go,” Noel said.

DWI patrols have been increased, and officers will have zero tolerance for impaired drivers.

The safe ride program begins  Friday night and will continue through the first of the year.

17 comments

  • Denny Wilson

    Ronnie and Nicole are notorious drug abusers and drunks who have had their children removed by Family Services at times. I have seen them stoned and driving with the newborn in their SUV.

    • Stacy Kendall

      Umm Excuse Me? And Who Do You Think You Are Bashing Someone's Grieving Family? Oh So You Are Mr. Oh-So-Holy-I-Do-Everything-Right-And-NEVER-Make-Mistakes? Yeah Right! I Am Sure You Would Be Highly Upset If That Was A Member Of Your Family And Someone Posted Such A Hateful Comment. This Man Leave Behind 5 Beautiful, INNOCENT Daughters Who Really Don't Appreciate Your Rudeness. This Man And Woman May Have Made Mistakes, But That Sir Is NOT Your Place To Say Or Judge. So If You Have Nothing Nice To Say Then I Advice You To NOT Say Anything And Let Our Family Grieve For His Loss. He Was Far From Perfect, But We All Are Very Far From Perfect. My Prayers Go Out To Everyone In My Family Because We Lost One. Gone But Never Forgotten. We Love You Uncle/Cousin Ronnie. Don't Worry About The Girls, We Will Make Sure They Are Ok, Don't Worry About MawMaw, We ALL Got Her Covered. Don't Worry About Noel, We Will Be With Her Also. May Your Soul Rest In Peace And You Will Be Called With The Good Lord Returns!!!! I <3 My Family Though The Good And The Bad!

    • NOEL HOLMES

      I KNOW WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LEAVE ME AND MY FAMILY ALONE!! WE HAVE NEVER HAD OUR CHILDREN TAKEN AWAY UNLIKE YOU!! YOU NEED TO MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS!! KARMA IS A BITCH AND ITS COMING FOR YOU!!! SO DONT OPEN YOUR FUCKING MOUTH AGAIN ON ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH MY HUSBAND ME OR OUR KIDS!!! YOU BETTER HOPE I NEVER SEE YOU CAUSE YOU WILL SEE A BITCH YOU DONT EVER WANT TO COME OUT!!!

  • Tiffany DeLee

    why dont you keep your comments to your self i know this family i grew up with his little sister. their family is going through alot right now. they dont need people like you making remarks about thier loved one. why dont you have some respect for them. they lost a family member. how would you feel about someone going arond saying things about your family and they were killed. why dont you think before you say something. Nikki I love you and i am so sorry for your loss.

  • Nikki

    Do you not have any respect this mans daughters are reading everything and for someone who knows them so well you must be a buyer.. What can people post online for your children to see if were you that died… Plus his children have never been taken away they have tooooo much family so maybe you should get your facts straight before you post ignorance online

  • BABY MOMMA

    YEA WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO POST SOME CRAP LIKE THAT?! YOU MAY NOT SEE EYE TO EYE WITH RONNI OR NOEL BUT HIS FAMILY IS GRIEVING! THAT COMMENT WAS TRULY HURTFUL AND DISRESPECTFUL.. BUT KARMA IS A BITCH BELIEVE THAT!

  • NOEL HOLMES

    IF YOU WANNA TALK SHIT BOUT ME AND MY FAMILY AT LEAST USE YOUR REAL NAME YOU STUPID BITCH!! CAUSE I KNOW EXACTLY WHO THE HELL YOU ARE AND WHEN I FIND YOU THATS IT!!!

  • Mad White Woman

    Thats ok Denny Wilson We know who youreally are and you better watch your back! So i hope your glad you got to run your dirty dick sucker for as long as you have… This Karma will have its last laugh…

  • Mad White Woman

    Thats ok everybody Mr "Denny Wilson" will be back he doesnt get out of his drug classes until 9. HaHa Talking about kids getting taken away his are with the state right now. They have to go to rehab because him and his wife couldnt stay off the shit… Remember I got eyes all over this town. Ronny tried to help "Denny".. Funny… You'll Never see me coming shit I might be watching you leave your drug class outside in old town Tonight and you would never know until you see this. You do go MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 5-9 right.. good thing I found that picture of you too. There will be no mistaking you. You can even tell your little girlfriend she has it coming too.. oh are you going to get her to write on here now please do because it will just prove im right.. LOVE TRIFFLING ASS PEOPLE IN SLIDELL

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