A death that could have been prevented

August 11, 2010 10:55:00 AM



I am the only sister to John A. Hall, formerly of Columbus. On July 1, 2010 my brother was on his motorcycle traveling down Highway 45 North. He''d been shopping and was going home when a drunk illegal alien, Julian A. Lopez, turned in front of him killing him instantly. Lopez was given a breathalizer test at the scene, which gave a reading of .227%. Mississippi''s legal limit is .08%. 


Lopez suffered no injuries and was arrested for felony manslaughter and misdemeanor charges for no drivers license or insurance. 


Please, in honor of my brother, John Hall, his three minor children, my parents, and myself; help us to show that my brother is not just a number on some docket in court. He was a loving father, brother, son, dependable coworker, trusted friend, and the love of someone''s life.  


My brother''s death could have been prevented. Please help us in our three-fold cause for awareness of motorcycles while traveling, informing others of the growing problems our country has as the number of illegal aliens continues to rise, and what can happen when you drink and drive. 


If you''d like more information or to contact me, please e-mail me at [email protected] 


Connie D. Ross, Dexter, MO