New, active, pregnant, mother, son, killed by alleged drunk driver on christmas Eve crash

Officials say that Ryan McCollum, Jr., left, and Shelly Mulkey, right, were killed christmas Eve after a drunk driver hit them.


A new active pregnant woman and her son were killed christmas Eve when a drunk driver behind the car that she was driving in Louisiana, the officials said.

Shelly Mulkey, 19, on the way home from a Christmas party in a family house in Loranger, La., her fiancé, Ryan McCollum, Sr., and their 7-month-old son, Ryan, McCollum, Jr., if a drunk driver hit their car, The Lawyer reported.

Louisiana State Police determined Jillian Pamela Ramsey, 36, was driving, while drunk and on the run a previous car accident when she “swerved and struck McCollum Sr. vehicle, breaks the tank and engulfing the vehicle in flames,” according to The Times-Picayune.

Jillian Pamela Ramsey, 36, was charged with two counts of vehicle manslaughter, hit-and-run and careless operation after police determined that she was drunk when the car she was driving struck the young family-car.

(Louisiana State Police)

Witnesses reportedly pulled McCollum Sr. and Mulkey of the car, but McCollum Jr. was caught.

McCollum Jr. and Mulkey were pronounced dead by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office at the scene.

McCollum Sr. said he was treated for burns to his ear and face and injuries to his leg, while the state police said Ramsey received only minor injuries.

McCollum Sr., 24, said The Lawyer, who he had just proposed to Mulkey, with whom he had been dating for four years, as the Christmas gift.

“I got a ring and asked her to marry me. I got on one knee,” McCollum told the newspaper. The couple learned about the Christmas weekend, they were pregnant with their second child.

The new active Mulkey and McCollum Sr., right, allegedly found on the Christmas weekend, they were pregnant with their second child.


“She is a great mom and a great friend,” McCollum Sr. said. “I just want to hold them both in my arms again so bad.”

Shelly’s father, Billy Mulkey, said his grandson, McCollum, Jr., it was the “best baby that you ever seen in the world.”

Speaking of the alleged drunk driver, Mulkey told the newspaper: “That’s three lives that she took of me. That woman will have to live with for the rest of her life.”

Ramsey was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on two counts of vehicle manslaughter, hit-and-run and careless operation, the officials said.

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